Thursday, December 08, 2005

Astronomers Measure Distance to Milky Way's Spiral Arm

Astronomers can provide detailed images of beautifully swirling galaxies millions of miles away. It's our own galaxy they haven't been able to get their arms around.

"W3OH is 1.950.04 kiloparsecs away. That's about 36,000,000,000,000,000 miles."

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