Revealing the Galactic Bar (video) University of Barcelona Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption 3D Visualisation of the density of stars in the ESA/Gaia data release 2. The view rotates around the solar position. The colour encodes density: blue is low, yellow/orange are high. Due to the Gaia selection function, the highest stellar density is measured close to the Sun, but it is also possible to discern some nearby star clusters, and even the Galactic bar (mainly its orange-clump stars). Credit StarHorse team. Visualisation: Arman Khalatyan Credit background image in the beginning of the video: NASA/Caltech/R. Hurt Usage Restrictions the video may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.