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Oh brother! :roll:

Please, please take anything published by New Scientist with many large grains of salt. This publication is borderline at best, scientifically.

Besides, all estimates of Anromeda's size I have seen have placed it actually larger than the Milky Way. Roughly 120,000 to 170,000 LY diameter. And that was years ago.

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It occurs to me that there may have been a misunderstanding on the units used. If measured in light years, and the diameter is ~220,000. In Parsecs, it's ~67,500, since a parsec is ~3.26 ly.

This would be typical of a misrepresentation by this magazine. I've seen it before.

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