Scientists mapped the Milky Way in a more detailed, three-dimensional way and found that it's 15 percent larger in breadth. More important, it's denser, with 50 percent more mass, which is like weight. The new findings were presented Monday at the American Astronomical Society's convention in Long Beach, Calif.
That's not necessarily good news. A bigger Milky Way means that it could be crashing violently into the neighboring sooner than predicted — though still billions of years from now.
I thought it was time to interrupt our regular programming and blog some science news here.