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Milky Way Sidelined in Galactic Tug of War

29 Sep 2010, 14:58 UTC
Milky Way Sidelined in Galactic Tug of War Plot by G. Besla, Milky Way background image by Axel Mellinger (used with permission)

September 29, 2010: The Magellanic Stream is an arc of hydrogen gas spanning more than 100 degrees of the sky as it trails behind the Milky Way's neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

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