We Might Slam Into the Andromeda Galaxy Sooner Than Expected

Scientists using a radio telescope known as the Very Large Baseline Array have found our galaxy is rotating at 100,000 miles per hour faster than had previously been thought. One of the radio telescopes used in the VLBA is located in New Liberty. Others are located in Hawaii, California, Washington, and New Hampshire.

According to Mark Reid of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “this increases the estimate of the Milky Way’s mass by 50 percent, bringing it even with the Andromeda Galaxy.” | More…

| NonpareilOnline

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