1/2: Where precisely in the galaxy? 1/2 The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell (Originally posted October 4, 2021).

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1/2: Where precisely in the galaxy? 1/2  The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell  (Originally posted October 4, 2021). 
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/40/e2116185118

Inner Workings: Astronomers are redrawing our corner of the Milky Way
     We live in a giant barred spiral galaxy. The Milky Way’s fast-spinning disk of stars and gas whips up spiral arms that spawn new suns, while a bar of mostly older stars cuts through its heart. From afar, our galaxy likely resembles a glowing cosmic hurricane.