Scutum-Crux (or Crux-Scutum) Arm
Milky Way Galaxy showing major arms
Image from Steve Bowers
Milky Way Galaxy showing major arms

The spiral arm next closer to the galactic core (i.e. coreward) than the Sagittarius Arm. A fairly minor arm, it lies between the Sagittarius and Norma arms.

 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 31 December 2001.