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Home Forums General Discussion Weighing the Milky way

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    Brian Blake
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28545437 Is the milky way on a diet?!

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    Andy Sawers
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    “weighting both galaxies simultaneously proved to be extremely challenging”

    I guess – and trying to fit them on either side of Libra didn’t work out as well as planned 😉

    Should have been obvious, though. Everyone knows that Milky Way is “The sweet you can eat between meals”

    The Milky Weigh? I’ll get my coat…..

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    Tej
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    No, the MIlky Way is not on a diet, its increasing its cardiovascular activity as it accelerates away from other galaxy clusters, shedding the body fat and looking lean and sexy 🙂

     

    I’ll go get my coat too…wait for me Andy!

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