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Hot Gas in the Milky Way Halo Appears to be Rotating Almost as Fast as the Disk
Posted by Guy Pirro on 7/26/2016 1:32 PM
Astronomers at the University of Michigan have discovered that the hot gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy is spinning in the same direction and at a comparable speed to the galaxy's spiral-shaped disk. Until now, people have assumed that the disk of the Milky Way spins at a high speed, while the enormous reservoir of hot gas in the halo is stationary. But that is wrong -- The hot gas in the halo appears to be rotating almost as fast as the disk.
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