Chow Down! Milky Way gobbles its closest known neighbor

11:02am, November 12, 2003

Astronomers have discovered that the Milky Way is shredding a tiny galaxy into elongated streams of stars and claiming them for itself. At 42,000 light-years from our galaxy's center, the distorted body stands as the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbor. This marks the second time that the Milky Way has been found guilty of cosmic cannibalism.

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