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Mystery About The ‘Hydrogen Halo’ And ‘Ageless’ Silicon Of Milky Way Still A Puzzle For Space Experts

May 01, 2017 02:08 PM EDT


Milky Way is the home of the Earth and other neighboring planets orbiting in the solar system. Aside from the planets, it is also the home of other intergalactic matter such as stars, comets, asteroids and other bodies of space. Now, space experts are still puzzled about its composition most especially its 'hydrogen halo' and 'ageless' silicon that seems to be a big mystery up to this time.

Milky Way is said to be one of the billion galaxies that compose the universe. It has a diameter of about 100,000 light-years to 180,000 light-years and estimated to have 100 to 400 billion stars and planets. Now, scientists and astronomers appear to be focusing its attention on studying its 'hydrogen halo' and 'ageless' silicon.

Daily Mail first reported the amazing 'hydrogen halo' spotted by scientists surrounding the Milky Way that could also pave the way for a better understanding of what dark matter is. For the past years, astronomers have been waiting for the appearance of such 'halo' in the space. And now, they were able to detect such activity and witness it while it still happening.

Space experts learned during their observation on the 'halo' that hydrogen gas diffuses around the Milky Way and eventually overwhelms the whole galaxy which turns to 'missing mass'. These 'mass' apparently could be the result of the existing invisible dark matter in space. However, scientists and astronomers admit that there is still no conclusion on their findings and would like to study the 'mass' even further.

On the other hand, Green Bank Observatory reported that scientists and astronomers discovered that silicon, an element found in the rock formation in the solar system, is not affecting Milky Way aging process. It appears that basic chemical elements may greatly influence the aging development of a certain portion of space but this is not the case this time.

Furthermore, using the Green Bank Telescope, scientist and astronomers were able to study the composition of Milky Way in a better perspective. With this, experts believed that the Milky Way have the remarkable elements which are more efficient while not affecting the chemical age of it. But for now, scientists are also further evaluating and investigating this kind of matter.

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