Mapping spiral structure on the far side of the Milky Way
Little is known about the portion of the Milky Way lying beyond the Galactic center at distances of more than 9 kiloparsec from the Sun. These regions are opaque at optical wavelengths because of absorption by interstellar dust, and distances are very large and hard to measure. We report a direct trigonometric parallax distance of
Publisher URL: http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short/358/6360/227
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