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The Number 1 Most-Read Science News Astronomy Story of 2020 Was . . .

Post by Mercury » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:23 pm

Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last

Our galaxy spans 1.9 million light-years, a new study finds.

by Ken Croswell

Our galaxy is a whole lot bigger than it looks. New work finds that the Milky Way stretches nearly 2 million light-years across, more than 15 times wider than its luminous spiral disk. The number could lead to a better estimate of how massive the galaxy is and how many other galaxies orbit it.

Link: Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last

Link: These are the most-read Science News stories of 2020

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Re: The Number 1 Most-Read Science News Astronomy Story of 2020 Was . . .

Post by Ann » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:24 pm

Mercury wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:23 pm
Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last

Our galaxy spans 1.9 million light-years, a new study finds.

by Ken Croswell

Our galaxy is a whole lot bigger than it looks. New work finds that the Milky Way stretches nearly 2 million light-years across, more than 15 times wider than its luminous spiral disk. The number could lead to a better estimate of how massive the galaxy is and how many other galaxies orbit it.

Link: Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last

Link: These are the most-read Science News stories of 2020
Thanks a lot for your links, Mercury!

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