Astronomers Solve 40-Year Milky Way Mystery With Hubble Telescope

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Magellanic Stream Solves Milky Way Mystery

Since it's discovery 40 years ago, astronomers have debated the origins of a long ribbon of gas beneath the Milky Way. Now, the mystery has been solved. The Hubble Telescope has helped explain how the Magellanic Stream was torn from two dwarf galaxies and formed two billion years ago.