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Milky Weigh: scientists take weight of the galaxy

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LONDON - The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday. 

This image obtained from NASA on January 24, 2013 shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way

The study led by the University of Edinburgh is the first time that scientists have been able to measure accurately the mass of the galaxy that contains our solar system, the researchers said.

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