Astronomers have uncovered the true twisted nature of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Until now, the galaxy was generally thought to be a flat spiral consisting of an estimated 250 billion stars.
The sun and its planets, including the Earth, occupy an insignificant spot in one of the minor spiral arms.
But a new study has shown that in reality the Milky Way is warped.
It becomes increasingly twisted the further away stars are from the galactic centre.