Scientists have found a previously unidentified highway of star dust that extends across the Milky Way, between the sun and the central bulge of the galaxy.
They are calling this The Great Dark Lane. The Great Dark Lane extends approximately 20 degrees across the sky, reaching both above and below the plane of the galaxy. It sits roughly 15,000 light-years from the solar system.
So who travels along this Great Dark Lane? The Great Dark Lane toll keeper.