Speeding Stars Confirm Bizarre Nature of Faraway Galaxies

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    Stars in a distant galaxy move at stunning speeds — greater than 1 million mph, astronomers have revealed.

    These hyperactive stars move at about twice the speed of our sun through the Milky Way, because their host galaxy is very massive, yet strangely compact. The scene, which has theorists baffled, is 11 billion light-years away. It is the first time motions of individual stars have been measured in a galaxy so distant.

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    Astronomers: Universe Holds Way More Galaxies Than Thought
    October 13, 2016 - It appears that scientists had underestimated the magnitude of the universe.
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    Blast from the Past: Comet May Have Hit Earth 56 Million Years Ago
    October 13, 2016 - Droplets of glass dug up in New Jersey and from the Atlantic seabed indicate a comet or some other extraterrestrial object may have smacked Earth 56 million years ago, roughly 10 million years after the asteroid impact that doomed the dinosaurs.
     
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