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2006-Jun-12, 08:31 PM
A pair of astronomers from the US and Italy have discovered a stream of stars moving through the sky at 230 km/second (500,000 mph). The stream has been found to extend 30,000 light years across the sky, but it could extend even further. The discoverers believe the stream is all the remains of a gigantic star cluster that was torn apart by the Milky Way's gravity. If correct, there could be hundreds more of these streams circling our galaxy.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/12/highway-of-stars-in-the-sky/)