Pushed by a vacuum, our galaxy surfs at more than 2 million km/h   
© ESO/A. Fitzsimmons

An international team, involving the CEA, the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the CNRS, discovered the reason for the displacement of our galaxy at 630 km/s: the Dipole Repeller. This result, to be published on January 30, 2017, brings an answer to an enigma of more than 40 years for astrophysicists and was selected by Nature Astronomy, the brand new journal of the Nature group devoted to the sciences of the Universe.

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E. Lemaitre, 2017-01-30 00:00:00


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