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Monoceros Ring

(stellar stream wrapping around the Milky Way)

The Monoceros Ring is a stellar stream that wraps around the Milky Way three times. It was identified in Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data in 2002. There is some nomenclature controversy: some consider it a warped outer portion of the Milky-Way galactic disk.


(stellar stream)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoceros_Ring

Referenced by pages:
Field of Streams

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