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Collision Sparks Star Birth at Our Galaxy's Edge

by CygnusX-1
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CygnusX-1
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Apr4-14, 09:14 AM
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Gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh luster to the Milky Way.

For the first time astronomers have detected stars in an enormous stream of gas shed by the Magellanic Clouds, the two brightest galaxies that orbit our own.
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Greg Bernhardt
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Apr27-14, 01:12 AM
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Excellent! We could use a little dusting in our Galaxy! :)


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