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Astronomers weigh in on Milky Way's true colours


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http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-16523528

Astronomers have determined exactly what colour our home galaxy the Milky Way is - and find it is aptly named.

They wanted to find out how our galaxy looked from the outside - a difficult task given the Earth is inside it.

A comparison of star types in other galaxies gives perhaps an unsurprising result: white. But not just any white: specifically, like spring snow at an hour after sunrise or before sunset.

The finding was announced at the 219th American Astronomical Society meeting.

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