The most accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals a peanut-shaped core

Our solar system is located in an offshoot of one of the Milky Way's spiral arms, so we don't have a clear sense of what our galaxy looks like edge on. Now, two groups of astronomers have pooled their data to create the most detailed map yet of the galaxy's core — and its shape comes as a surprise. » 9/12/13 9:00am 9/12/13 9:00am