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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:41 pm

Hurtling towards our galaxy could trigger the creation of 200 million new stars!!



A giant gas cloud hurtling towards the Milky Way could form two million new stars when it finally collides with our galaxy.

The discovery was made after astronomers managed to figure out the chemical composition of the Smith Cloud, a huge formation of gas approaching the edges of the Milky Way at a speed of around 193 miles per second.

The Smith Cloud has been on scientist's radar since it was discovered in 1963, but its origins and chemical make-up were a mystery for a long time. Some thought the cloud could be a starless galaxy or just a giant body of gas, falling in to the Milky Way from intergalactic space.

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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:49 pm

Interesting, have to see what comes of this.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:46 pm

@Lenzabi wrote:Interesting, have to see what comes of this.

Planning on being around in 30 million years len? scratch Cool

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Post by Rogue on Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:01 pm


Lol thats exactly what i wondered when i read Lens post Very Happy
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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:05 am

@Rockhopper wrote:
@Lenzabi wrote:Interesting, have to see what comes of this.

Planning on being around in 30 million years len? scratch Cool

Tim.

Well, my senses are saying that once this shell passes, it is back to the sleeping Dragon-shell and Immortality as there are Universe things I have to take care of, so vacation time is almost over for me. Wink

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