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An unexplained ‘void’ appears to be pushing the Milky Way through the Universe at 2 million km/h

by Bec Crew, Science Alert

We’re fleeing from a mysterious ‘dead zone’

You can’t feel it, but our planet is orbiting the Sun at speeds of roughly 100,000 km/h (62,000 mph), and something is making our Milky Way galaxy move through the Universe at more than 2 million km/h (1.2 million mph). That’s 630 km per second, and now scientists might have finally figured out why.  Continue reading An unexplained ‘void’ appears to be pushing the Milky Way through the Universe at 2 million km/h