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THE MILKY WAY IS 392 DECILLION TIMES MORE MASSIVE THAN THE HEAVIEST THING WE’VE EVER WEIGHED

by Derrick Rossignol, Nerdist

The universe is so unfathomably huge that our tiny human brains can barely imagine just how big it really is out there. Case in point, a paper recently published in the Astrophysics Journal estimates that the mass of the Milky Way galaxy is 9.5 x 10^41 kilograms — 4.8 x 10^11 times the mass of the sun. That sounds wild, but can those impossibly gigantic numbers mean anything to us? Continue reading THE MILKY WAY IS 392 DECILLION TIMES MORE MASSIVE THAN THE HEAVIEST THING WE’VE EVER WEIGHED