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lswinford
2005-May-31, 06:30 PM
A Reuters news item published by CNN was that the Andromeda galaxy may be several times bigger than previously estimated: http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/05/30/s...reut/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/05/30/space.andromeda.reut/index.html)

The items were presented by Rodrigo Ibata of Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France, along with Scott Chapman of CalTech out of observations at Keck II in Hawaii.

I remember a black and white video clip with Edwin Hubble commenting on revising his estimate of the distance to the Andromeda galaxy, now I see that it is not only much more distant but much bigger.

lswinford
2005-May-31, 06:52 PM
Oops. Fraser already posted this story. Sorry.