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    Astronomers Unveil Best Map Yet of Milky Way

    Look, it’s the final frontier! Using billion-pixel images from the Gaia satellite that’s been circling the sun, scientists have created a 3-D map of the galaxy. Covering an area 100,000 light years across, illuminated by a billion stars, the European Space Agency’s galactic portrait is the biggest, most comprehensive celestial map ever — and it only shows 1 percent of the Milky Way. Still, researchers hope this massive project will provide answers to many lingering questions about our galaxy, and maybe even test Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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