April 09, 2004
Galactic Turbulence

Scientific American is carrying this summary of an article describing new findings regarding our galaxy and the stars that compose it:

The team determined that older stars tend to have the highest speeds in our solar neighborhood and that many of the stars closest to us are actually just passing through from places much farther afield.

The implication is that our galaxy's early life was much more chaotic and turbulent than was once believed.

Posted by scott at April 09, 2004 11:05 AM

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