Scientists discovered a mammoth space cloud by pointing an ultra-powerful radio telescope towards Stephan’s Quintet, a well-known grouping of galaxies. Photo: Handout
Scientists discovered a mammoth space cloud by pointing an ultra-powerful radio telescope towards Stephan’s Quintet, a well-known grouping of galaxies. Photo: Handout
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China’s FAST telescope finds biggest atomic cloud ever discovered

  • Colossal cloud is 20 times larger than the Milky Way galaxy and probably a billion years old
  • The finding could help scientists understand the origins of galaxies and reveal similar gaseous structures lurking elsewhere in the universe

Scientists discovered a mammoth space cloud by pointing an ultra-powerful radio telescope towards Stephan’s Quintet, a well-known grouping of galaxies. Photo: Handout
Scientists discovered a mammoth space cloud by pointing an ultra-powerful radio telescope towards Stephan’s Quintet, a well-known grouping of galaxies. Photo: Handout
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