Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 16:10 in Astronomy & Space

The Milky Way is not alone in its neighborhood. It has captured smaller galaxies in its orbit, and the two largest are known as the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, visible as twin dusty smears in the Southern Hemisphere. As the Magellanic Clouds began circling the Milky Way billions of years ago, an enormous stream […]

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