From the July 2011 issue

Our animated galaxy

Check out three video animations of the Milky Way.
By | Published: July 25, 2011 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Image credit: NASA/CXC

In September’s “The New Milky Way,” the authors talk about the latest discoveries regarding our galaxy and what’s yet to come.

Although many images accompany the story, videos can sometimes show what still photographs cannot. With this in mind, we offer the following three animations courtesy of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.