It’s been reported that there’s an excessive amount of gas that’s flowing into the Milky Way galaxy and this has been discovered by astronomers recently.
The weird thing is that the reason behind this phenomenon has not been discovered so far.
New info released by NASA’s Hubblesite revealed that about 10 years’ worth of data from the Hubble Space Telescope revealed that there’s more gas coming in than out, according to Andrew Fox who is an astronomer and lead author of a forthcoming study for The Astrophysical Journal.
Newsweek reported that when the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) technology was employed through the telescope, “gas heading away from the galaxy appears redder, while gas coming toward it appears bluer,” according to the online publication that we mentioned above.
There’s a surplus of gas in Milky Way
It’s been also reported that this led to a shocking realization that “the amount of gas coming into the Milky Way is far greater than that which is escaping.”
“Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy,” Hubblesite revealed.
The official notes continued and explained that “Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars.”
It seems that this process does not explain why there is a surplus of gas in the galaxy and not an equilibrium instead.
On the other hand, it’s been reported that Fox believes that Milky Way has the ability to use gravitational pull in order to steal gas reserves from some smaller galaxies which are nearby.
The center of Milky Way exploded
About a week ago, we also reported that scientists had found pieces of evidence of a flare which punched so far out of the Galaxy, that the impact was felt about 200,000 light-years away.
We recommend that you read our previous article in order to find out more details.