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Astronomers Weigh Up Milky Way


Science & Tech  (tags: space, scientists, astronomy, Milky Way )

Ray
- 141 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, researchers have concluded. A team of scientists led by the University of Edinburgh found it has about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, known as Andromeda.



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Teresa W. (702)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 12:10 pm
fascinating
 

Anteater Ants (102)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:01 pm
thank you
 

Jav R. (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:47 pm
Gracias.
 

Dot A. (135)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 8:12 am
Food for fodder, for sure! It's great that you share these most interesting gems with us, Ray! Thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:24 pm
Interesting.
 

Kathleen Mireault (103)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:28 pm
Noted with wonder. Thanks, Ray! I love your posts...always fascinating!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:38 pm
Noted. Interesting how they can calculate the weight of a little-understood invisible substance. Seems like there is a lot of room for huge errors.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 8:17 pm
Noted. Great info here! Thanks so much for posting, Ray.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 1, 2014, 11:15 am
Thanks Ray.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:20 pm
Thanks Ray.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Friday August 1, 2014, 7:15 pm
Fascinating and very interesting.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Friday August 1, 2014, 9:09 pm
ok
 

Winn Adams (203)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 12:21 pm
Thanks
 
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