Racing our galaxy

isotopp image Kristian Köhntopp -
February 2, 2017
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Why is our galaxy moving through space, and into which directions is everything else moving?

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have been mapping these forces, and found a very empty region in space that seems to push a lot of galaxies away from it, as well as a (previously known) region thats attracting them.

The result looks like a billion light year magnet:

The dipole repeller

What causes these forces is as of now not well understood. Original Paper in Nature Astronomy .

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