A mysterious discovery generates uncertainty in the scientific community. It turns out that a group of astronomers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have found an isolated cloud that would be larger than the Milky Way. And that the temperatures are so high that they reach 36 thousand degrees Celsius. They claimed to be in ‘A land without galaxies’ s It represents a total mass of 10,000 times the mass of the Sun.
These types of clouds were discovered in Abell 1367, the Leo Cluster located about 70 galaxies far from planet Earth, about 300 million light-years away.
In this case, the discovery was made by Dr. Ming Sun St.Associate Professor of Physics at the said educational institution.
“This is an exciting and amazing discovery. It shows that there are always new surprises in astronomy, like the oldest natural sciences,” Sun said in a statement.
“The cloud was discovered by chance in our XMM data, within a cluster of galaxies where thousands of them are associated with hot, weak gas with a temperature of about 100 million K.”The teacher added.
“However, the cloud is not associated with any galaxy and is in a ‘land without galaxies’.”He continued, and also said that it is possible that this cloud originated from an unknown galaxy.
“The gas in the cloud is removed by the pressure of the hot gas in the cluster, as the host galaxy rises in the hot gas at a speed of one thousand to two thousand kilometers per second,” Sun confirmed.
According to this group of astronomers, the process of degassing is 50 times faster than the speed with which the Earth revolves around the Sun.
“It’s as if your hair and clothes are flying backwards when you’re running forward against a strong headwind.Sun analyzed and added that وأضافت “Once removed from the host galaxy, the cloud is initially cold and then evaporates, like ice that melts in summer.”
Although recently discovered, sIt is estimated that this cloud has a significant age. It appears to have survived for hundreds of millions of years after leaving its home galaxy. “This amazing length is rare, but it may have something to do with the magnetic field in the cloud,” Professor Sun emphasized.