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Is our galaxy normal?

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Is our galaxy normal?

The SAGA Survey is studying Milky Way siblings to find out.

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Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has been a jumping-off point to our understanding of galaxies throughout the universe. And though our picture of that home galaxy has evolved over time as astronomers have developed better ways to catalog and map its contents, we’ve largely believed the Milky Way was a “typical” example of a spiral galaxy. Now, astronomers are taking steps to determine whether that's really true.

New data from the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey is reshaping our picture of the Milky Way by studying galaxies like it.

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