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Gas Cloud On Course To Hit Milky Way

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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is racing towards a collision with the Milky Way, astronomers have announced.




It's a little way off yet, 40,000 light years they say.

Should liven things up a bit.




posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:59 PM
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Our Milky Way Galaxy On Collision Course with Huge Gas Cloud
- 40 Million Years from Now Red


The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Its headquarters and technology center are in Charlottesville, Virginia which coordinate the research of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia; the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array and Expanded Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico; and two other instruments in Tucson, Arizona, and Santiago, Chile.

On Friday, January 11, 2008, NRAO released the following report at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas: “A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is speeding toward a collision with our Milky Way Galaxy, and when it hits -- in less than 40 million years -- it may set off a spectacular burst of stellar fireworks.



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:59 PM
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posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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I would love to be around to see that. "Tis a shame I'll be nothing but dust blowing in the cosmic wind when this happens.

Or not. (Think deep freeze and reanimation when the time is ripe.
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posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 01:34 PM
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This should be intresting. If only i could live another 40 million years lol

Fox



posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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40 million years, I won't hold my breath than.

Are they sure it isn't VGER ?



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