The disc of the Milky Way is bigger than we thought
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  • Marge avatarMarge
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    Super fascinating! ^___^

    A team of researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and at the National Astronomical Observatories of Beijing (NAOC) have published a paper which suggests that if we could travel at the speed of light it would take us 200,000 years to cross the disc of our Galaxy.

    http://www.iac.es/divulgacion.php?op1=16&id=1385&lang=en

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    Zhaan avatarZhaan
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    So even with the speed of light it would take 200,000 years. We’re never leaving this galaxy, are we?

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    Bubbles avatarBubbles
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    We wouldn’t be able to visit anything but the local cluster anyway. The only interesting thing there is the Andromeda galaxy, so why not just wait for Milkdromeda?

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    Zhaan avatarZhaan
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    We wouldn’t be able to visit anything but the local cluster anyway. The only interesting thing there is the Andromeda galaxy, so why not just wait for Milkdromeda?

    That’s not even true. VanniePlanet#2901 is immensely interesting, as is the VannieCluster.

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    Laura avatarLaura
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    We wouldn’t be able to visit anything but the local cluster anyway. The only interesting thing there is the Andromeda galaxy, so why not just wait for Milkdromeda?

    Europa might have life. Hopefully we’ll visit it soon!

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