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The Milky Way Broke Its Arm

The spiral of the Milky Way is not as smooth as we once thought because an arm not so far from home appears to be broken! And we may have discovered the answer to why a local asteroid puts on the appearance of a comet.

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Sources:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/astronomers-find-a-break-in-one-of-the-milky-way-s-spiral-arms
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2021/07/aa41198-21/aa41198-21.html
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/fizzing-sodium-could-explain-asteroid-phaethon-s-cometlike-activity
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/PSJ/ac0d02/pdf

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-celebrates-the-legacy-of-the-spitzer-space-telescope
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Animation_of_3200_Phaethon_orbit.gif
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