Mysteries of the Milky Way
The Milky Way is our home galaxy, and it has captivated humankind for millennia, right up to the present day. This Scientific American anthology brings together stunning Milky Way discoveries from the past decade. Leading scientists explain how our galaxy formed, how it continues to evolve, and why only part of it is habitable. Other articles home in on particular Milky Way elements--our paradoxical Sun, cosmic dust, and the dynamic interstellar medium--as well as astronomers' efforts to peer beyond our galaxy.