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The Milky Way is Bigger, Faster, and Heading for Trouble

Have you heard that the Milky Way is bigger than we thought? Fifty percent bigger, according to new measurements from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. (Insert candy bar joke here.) Our Around the Mall blog chatted with one of the astronomers responsible for the discovery. The bad ne...

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Have you heard that the Milky Way is bigger than we thought? Fifty percent bigger, according to new measurements from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. (Insert candy bar joke here.) Our Around the Mall blog chatted with one of the astronomers responsible for the discovery. The bad news is that we're going to run into the Andromeda Galaxy even sooner than expected.

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