Sagittarius Arm
Milky Way Galaxy showing major arms
Image from Steve Bowers
Milky Way Galaxy showing major arms

The spiral arm next closer (i.e. coreward) to the galactic core than the local arm. This fairly minor arm has been partly colonised by Terragens, thanks to the alien wormhole at Tunh
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 31 December 2001.