Milky Way 'bones' could reveal secrets about our galaxy

January 21, 2015 3:00 PM

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Milky Way 'bones' could reveal secrets about our galaxy

Caption: An artist's rendition of the Milky Way galaxy shows the major arms that have been identified by scientists, though they're not able to observe the galaxy face-on. (NASA/Adler/U. Chicago/Wesleyan/JPL-Caltech)

SEATTLE — Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic "skeleton" lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive "bones" could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.

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