A Conversation for Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

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Post 1


The radius of the galactic bulge is estimated as between 10 and 30 thousand light years. This means Eric's 16,000 is a reasonable estimate. The thickness of our area of the galaxy is estimated at 1-10 thousand light years.

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Post 2

Danny B

Hi Pete smiley - smiley

Is there a 'definitive' reference for that value? When I Google for galactic bulge radius, I come up with several different numbers, such as 0.3-3 kPc, 1.5 kPc, 6000 light years... smiley - headhurts If so, I'm happy to change the Entry smiley - ok

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