Huge Envelope of Hot Gas Surrounds Milky Way and Satellites

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Christopher K.
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Huge Envelope of Hot Gas Surrounds Milky Way and Satellites

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Both the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds are embedded inside a humongous cloud of gas with a temperature close to ten million Kelvin. Researchers focused on a handful of quasars and found their spectra showing hot gas absorption.

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https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-n ... -hot-halo/

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