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(European Southern Observatory)   The coolest 3D picture of our galaxy you'll see all day   (eso.org) divider line 13
    More: Cool, galaxies, Milky Way, supermassive black holes, galactic coordinate system, spiral galaxy, infrared  
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2013-09-12 03:41:31 PM
Wait, if the thing in the middle is shaped like a peanut, then we're not in the Milky Way at all. That center should be nougat and caramel.
 
2013-09-12 04:04:51 PM
Central Buldge.

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2013-09-12 04:13:56 PM

Valeriyance: Central Buldge.

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Our galaxy is wearing the tight slacks which give us great bulges.
 
2013-09-12 04:21:06 PM
The coolest 3D picture artist's impression of our galaxy you'll see all day

FTFsubby
 
2013-09-12 04:21:27 PM

Witty_Retort: Valeriyance: Central Buldge.

/insertbeavisjpg

Our galaxy is wearing the tight slacks which give us great bulges.


The center of the Milky Way is mostly rolled sock.
 
2013-09-12 04:25:54 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: The coolest 3D picture artist's impression of our galaxy you'll see all day  FTFsubby


Actual "3D picture":

www.mpe.mpg.de
 
2013-09-12 04:27:01 PM
but my screen only shows 2-D !
 
2013-09-12 04:29:54 PM
damn it, I blinked!  we'll have to take it again.
 
2013-09-12 04:35:58 PM
That was 3D?
 
2013-09-12 04:44:28 PM
Did anyone else click "enlarge" just to be fooled like i was?
 
2013-09-12 04:44:32 PM

Ambitwistor: common sense is an oxymoron: The coolest 3D picture artist's impression of our galaxy you'll see all day  FTFsubby

Actual "3D picture":

[www.mpe.mpg.de image 400x300]


I'm gonna need a bigger printer.
 
2013-09-12 05:49:31 PM

Ambitwistor: common sense is an oxymoron: The coolest 3D picture artist's impression of our galaxy you'll see all day  FTFsubby

Actual "3D picture":

[www.mpe.mpg.de image 400x300]



That's a 2D slice, but the video from that article does a good job of showing a genuine 3D view.

Too bad the headline's link didn't do the same.
 
2013-09-12 07:31:04 PM
Do I need special glasses to get the 3D effect?
 
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