A scientifically mysterious isolated cloud larger than the Milky Way Was found by a research team from the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) in a “no man’s land” for galaxies.
The so-called orphan or lonely cloud is full of hot gas with temperatures of 10,000 to 10,000,000 degrees Kelvin (K) and a total mass 10 billion times the mass of the sun. This makes it larger than the mass of small galaxies.
The cloud was discovered at Abell 1367 by a group led by Dr. Ming Sun, associate professor of physics at UAH, which is part of the University of Alabama system. Also known as the Lion Cluster, A1367 contains approximately 70 galaxies and is located approximately 300 million light years from Earth.