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A Stellar Discovery on the Milky Way's Far Side

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Annotated Roadmap to the Milky Way

Astronomers have found five Cepheids (yellow dots at top) on the other side of the galaxy.

Credit: Spiral map: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt, SSC-Caltech (base image); Ariel Weiss (Cepheid positions)

A single Hubble Space Telescope image can capture scores of distant galaxies, but the one galaxy we'll never see from the outside is our own.

From Scientic American
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