Mysterious Cloud Approaching!!

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Okay, stay calm, but there’s a gargantuan cloud of gas approaching us at 869,000 kph and when it gets here, it’s gonna collide with our galaxy and trigger a massive burst of star formation and shortly thereafter, supernovae.

Unfortunately, the USS Enterprise, ordinarily the only ship in the quadrant, is not available to investigate.

But don’t cash in your gift cards just yet, Smith’s Cloud (as it’s known) will take around 20 to 40 million years to arrive. (Note, while the cloud picture above depicts a menacing multi-colored cloud, the actual cloud is invisible.)

via Space.com

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