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+ - Milky Way Twice Size Previously Thought

Submitted by Peter
Peter (666) writes "The University of Sydney, Australia—Scientists resolving to check the standard numbers everybody uses have discovered that the Milky Way Galaxy is 12,000 light-years thick rather than the previously thought 6,000, using data available freely on the Internet and analysing it in a spreadsheet."
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Milky Way Twice Size Previously Thought

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