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The findings make the case that the Milky Way has two major spiral arms , a common structure for galaxies with bars. These major arms , the Scutum-Centaurus

The first paper describing the link between the Milky Way spiral arms was - published in Physical Review Letters (4 Journal Pages, Abstract, PDF)

5 Jan 2009 A research team has developed the first complete map of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms . The map shows two prominent, symmetric spiral

The Milky Way . A larger and unlabelled version of the above map is available here. I have used the most common names for the spiral arms on this map.

The Milky Way Galaxy, as viewed from Earth, which is situated on a spur off one of the spiral arms of the galaxy (see Sun's location and neighborhood),

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