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What is the Great Attractor and its pull on our galaxy?
« on: July 24, 2016, 09:48:47 pm »
What is the Great Attractor and its pull on our galaxy?

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Around four decades ago, astronomers became aware that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was moving through space at a much faster rate than expected.

At 2.2-million kilometres an hour, the speed of the Milky Way through the Cosmos is 2,500 times faster than a cruising airliner; 55 times more than the escape velocity from Earth; and a factor of two greater than even the galaxy’s own escape velocity!

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https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-the-great-attractor-and-its-pull-on-our-galaxy-54558

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