Our Galactic Neighbor Is Up To 40,000 Light-Years Closer To Us Than We Thought

07/03/2013 06:09

Robert Ferris | Mar. 6, 2013, 3:10 PM

Using high-powered telescopes and a sophisticated system of measurement, scientists know the distance of a neighboring galaxy more accurately than ever before. The study measured the Large Magellanic Cloud, on of our closest galactic neighbors, to be about 163,000 light-years from Earth — it is the most accurate measurement since scientists first tried to guess the distance a century ago. [Read more] ...