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A Cloudy Mystery

January 10, 2013

the mysterious galactic cloud It's the mystery of the curiously dense cloud. And astronomers at Caltech are on the case. Despite being very dense, the cloud--situated near the crowded galactic center--does not form many stars. Now, the Caltech astronomers have discovered why. Full Story

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