The Tilt in our Stars: The Shape of the Milky Way’s Halo of Stars is Realized

Client: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Date: 2022
Caption: Astronomers have discovered that the Milky Way galaxy’s stellar halo — a cloud of diffuse stars around all galaxies — is zeppelin-shaped and tilted. This artist’s illustration emphasizes the shape of the three-dimensional halo surrounding our galaxy. 
Credit: Melissa Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian