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Astronomers weigh in on Milky Way's true colours

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:51 pm

"By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Austin, Texas

The galaxy has a range of colours, but on average is a very specific white

They wanted to find out how our galaxy looked from the outside - a difficult task given the Earth is inside it.

A comparison of star types in other galaxies gives perhaps an unsurprising result: white. But not just any white - specifically, like spring snow at an hour after sunrise or before sunset..."

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