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I read it as the the speed rotating about its centre which helped to estimate the mass of the galaxy.

I think it's a good piece of information though, from a point of view of science coming up with a theory and not just sitting back and saying "this is true" after one effort.

Good to see that commonly accepted ideas are continuously tested and if evidence suggests something different then the model has to change.

A direct contradiction to religion where they fit the evidence to the idea. I think it's a good example of how you must keep striving for knowledge even if you think you already know it all.

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 17:13:00 UTC | #299014