Enormous Smith Cloud Hurtling Towards Milky Way Protected by Inner ‘Force Field’

Enormous Smith Cloud Hurtling Towards Milky Way Protected by Inner ‘Force Field’

An enormous gas cloud, on course for collision with the Milk Way, may be protected by what researchers describe as an inner magnetic “force field.” The astronomers were exploring the Smith Cloud, a high velocity cloud (HVC) of hydrogen gas localized to the Aquila constellation, originally discovered by astronomer Gail Bieger. The cloud is currently […]