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Scutum-Centaurus Arm

(Scutum-Crux Arm)
(one of two spiral galaxy arms from the Milky-Way bar)

The Scutum-Centaurus Arm (i.e., Scutum-Crux Arm) is one of two major Milky Way spiral arms, i.e., the two rooted at its bar, the other being the Perseus Arm. Arms contain star-forming regions, and a major such region is at the point where the Scutum-Centaurus Arm meets the bar.

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spiral arm