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Tenspace 09-23-2008 11:56 AM

'Dark Flow' Discovered in Space
 
This has nothing to do with Oprah's periods.

Mysterious New 'Dark Flow' Discovered in Space

Patches of matter in the universe seem to be moving at very high speeds and in a uniform direction that can't be explained by any of the known gravitational forces in the observable universe. Astronomers are calling the phenomenon "dark flow."

The stuff that's pulling this matter must be outside the observable universe, researchers conclude.


http://i.livescience.com/images/080923-cmb-02.jpg
Hot gas in moving galaxy clusters (white spots) shifts the temperature of cosmic microwaves. Hundreds of distant clusters seem to be moving toward one patch of sky (purple ellipse). Credit: NASA/WMAP/A. Kashlinsky et al.


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