Quiz 10. Structure of the Milky Way

Name: ________________________ Given 11/09 ID Number: ________________________

Sketch the structure of the Milky Way as it appears (a) edge-on to the plane of the disk, and (b) face-on looking down on the disk. Indicate the Sun's position. Label the disk, bulge, and halo and state which population each contains. Include a scale bar indicating the size of the Galaxy.

(a) Edge-on view.

(b) Face-on view.

Joshua E. Barnes (barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu)
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