Milky Way Galaxy's 'Peanut' Center Revealed In New Animation

Using data from ESO telescopes, astronomers have found the center of our galaxy takes on a x-shaped appearance, that resembles a peanut. An animation of the Milky Way galaxy and simulation of a barred galaxy shows many angles of the area.
credit : ESO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kornmesser/R. Hurt/University of Central Lancashire/V. Debattista/L. Noel