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There currently is not any capability to see the entire galaxy at once. Because of this, there is no way of getting exact measurements, only approximations.

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Q: Why is it difficult to specify the dimensions of the disk and halo of the Milky Way?
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Why is it difficult to specify the dimensions of the disk and halo?

Because they lack sharp boundaries. They are not well defined objects.


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