Our Milky Way Galaxy May Be Larger Than Thought

According to a new study led by Yan Xu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, our Galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than is commonly estimated. The study, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal (arXiv.org preprint), revisits data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) which, in 2002, established the presence of [...] —> Read More