Jun 11

How typical is the Milky Way?

Source: Space Daily

Supercomputer simulationof the density of dark matter in the Milky Way galaxy.
Image cedit: Stelios Kazantzidis, Ohio State University.

How unique is the Milky Way? To find out, a group of researchers led by Stanford University astrophysicist Risa Wechsler compared the Milky Way to similar galaxies and found that just four percent are like the galaxy Earth calls home.(read more)

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