Spinning Milky Way Galaxy's Halo Discovered

July 27, 2016 6:42 AM

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The Milky Way galaxy has a halo and as astronomers found out, the hot gas is spinning in the same direction and almost at the same speed as the galaxy's disk, the same disk that holds the stars, planets, gas and dust.

Astronomers from the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) discovered the spinning of the halo and it is expected to add significant information on how stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial bodies form through assembly of atoms.

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