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Earth Closer to Galactic Center than Widely Believed: Japan Team – Nippon.com

Tokyo, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)–The Solar System including Earth is closer to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy …

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Tokyo, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)–The Solar System including Earth is closer to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy than widely believed, a Japanese research team has said in a research paper.
The team, led by Tomoya Hirota, assistant professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Mizusawa VLBI Observatory in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, estimated the distance to the Galactic Center at around 25,800 light-years.
The estimate is compared with the International Astronomical Union-recommended figure…

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