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2004-Jun-11, 04:29 PM
SUMMARY: Before this week, "Complex H" was thought to be a strange cloud of stars with an unusual trajectory near the Milky Way. But as it turns out, this object is actually a companion galaxy crashing into the outer reaches of our own galaxy in exactly the opposite direction of the Milky Way's rotation. New observations from the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (the world's largest steerable radio telescope) have placed the object at 108,000 light years from the Milky Way's centre.

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