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River of hydrogen flowing through space
January 27, 2014
Using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, astronomer D. J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. This very faint, very tenuous filament of gas is streaming into the nearby galaxy and may help explain how certain spiral galaxies keep up their steady pace of star formation.
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