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An international team involving the CEA, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the CNRS has discovered why our galaxy moves at a speed of 630 km/s: the reason is the Dipole Repeller. This research, to be published on January 30, 2017, and selected by Nature Astronomy, the Nature group’s brand new journal devoted to the sciences of the universe, answers an enigma that has puzzled astrophysicists for more than 40 years.
The Dipole Repeller, Yehuda Hoffman, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully and Hélène M. Courtois Nature Astronomy 1, 0036 (2107), DOI 10.1038/s41550-016-0036
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.