I wrote a little about a result by my student, Prajwal, on measuring the mass of the Milky Way, but we just wrote up a short media story on it. I've popped the entire story below. We're not expecting the story to be travel to far and wide, but it has appeared on the roof of the world, at Nepal News.
The Milky Way is on a diet
A team of University of Sydney astronomers, led by international PhD student, Prajwal Kafle, and his collaborators, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Geraint Lewis and Sanjib Sharma have shown that the Milky Way is a lot slimmer than we previously thought.
Report by Tom Gordon