Astronomers Measure Milky Way with Radio Waves

A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side of the galaxy. Astronomers say they hope to measure additional points around the galaxy to produce a map - the first of its kind - over the next decade. Alberto Sanna of Germany's Max-Planck...

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