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Huge gas cloud will hit Milky Way

February 19th, 2008 No comments

Source: BBCNews

A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is racing towards a collision with the Milky Way, astronomers have announced.

Dubbed “Smith’s Cloud”, it may set off spectacular fireworks when it smacks into our galaxy in 20-40 million years.

It contains enough hydrogen to produce a million stars like our Sun, researchers believe