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Measuring the Milky Way’s mind-boggling mass

A view of the central parts of the Milky Way, as seen from Earth

Simulations suggest that the Milky Way, seen here as a diagonal dark cloud, has a mass of at least 670 billion times the Sun. Credit:ESO/S. Guisard

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Nature 557, 9 (2018)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-04970-z

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