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A Mysterious Space Cloud is Hurtling Through the Milky Way

A Mysterious Space Cloud is Hurtling Through the Milky Way

Neither its nature nor origin have been totally explained.

Those words were written by a team of astronomers from Keio University in Japan to describe a strange, super fast cloud of molecules currently speeding through the Milky Way against the direction of the spin of our galaxy. The cloud measures over two light-years in size and is hurtling through the galaxy at speeds never observed in similar clouds of space dust. The cloud, nicknamed “the Bullet,” is traveling at speeds approaching 75 miles per second (120 km/s). The…

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