Study Describes Bar at Center of Milky Way

The skinny bar is made up of old and red stars and is about 27,000 light years in length, about 7,000 light years longer than previously believed. The bar is at a 45 degree angle to the line between our Sun and the center of the galaxy and may put the Milky Way in a small class of galaxies with the unusual shape, researchers say.

Study Describes Bar at Center of Milky Way (AP|MyWay)

I guess that’s where people go after visiting “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.”