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January 19, 1995 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1995-05

Hubble Identifies Huge Clouds of Intergalactic Gas

January 19, 1995: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence that clouds of hydrogen found between galaxies at distances of billions of light-years from Earth are at least ten times larger than previously thought - at least one million light-years in diameter - and may have a remarkable sheet-like structure.

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Credit: STScI, NASA