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Locations: Carina-Sagittarius Arm (toward the Galactic centre)

The Carina-Sagittarius Arm is generally thought to be a minor spiral arm of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Each spiral arm is a long, diffuse curving streamer of stars that radiates out from the galactic center. These gigantic structures are often composed of billions of stars and thousands of gas clouds. The Carina-Sagittarius Arm is one of the most pronounced arms in our galaxy, as a large number of HII regions, young stars, and giant molecular clouds are concentrated in it. The Carina-Sagittarius Arm lies between two major spiral arms, Scutum-Centaurus Arm inside and the Perseus Arm outside.

The Sagittarius Arm is divided into two parts. Curving outward from the galaxy's central bar is the Sagittarius Arm (Sagittarius bar), which further outward becomes the Carina Arm.


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Noteable locations: Elysium


7,200 ly frol Sol: Globular Cluster M4


7,500~8,000 ly; Eta Carina Nebula


8,000 ly from Sol: Mz3 (Menzel 3, AKA: Ant Nebula)


12,400 ly PSR B1620-26


REFERENCES
  • Wikipedia and the numerous contributors to it
  • Yamaoka, Yuko, et al. Macross Digital Mission VF-X Flight Manual. Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1997. Print.
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