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The Milky Way may be larger than scientists expected

A new discovery has scientists believing the Milky Way galaxy might actually be larger than they previously thought. According to new research, the Milky Way isn't quite shaped like a spiral. Not only that, but it's now believed to be 30 percent larger than what scientists initially thought. SEE ALSO: Hubble finds new evidence of water plumes on Europa Researchers calculate that the galaxy stretches more than 20,000 light-years across, roughly four times what scientists had thought before.
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