Astronomers have actually uncovered a substantial brand-new filament of gas as well as dirt dangling at the external side of our galaxy. Nicknamed “Cattail,” the function is not yet totally mapped, as well as the group that located it think maybe a formerly unidentified arm of our Milky Way galaxy.

The Galaxy is a titan spiral galaxy, which has a main lump bordered by curling arms including celebrities, gas as well as dirt. Our house galaxy has 4 well-known spiral arms — 2 significant arms called Scutum-Centaurus as well as Perseus, as well as 2 small arms crushed in between them called Norma as well as Sagittarius, according to NASA. Planet gets on a branch of the Sagittarius arm called the Orion Spur.