Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Dark energy survey discovers remnants of other galaxies within our own

quote [ The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is an international, collaborative effort to map the Universe and detect its many phenomena — notably, dark energy and dark matter. Recently, the DES discovered a remarkable set of intruders in the Milky Way: 11 new streams of stars that originate from outside of our galaxy. These “stellar streams” are made up of the star remnants of nearby star clusters or dwarf galaxies, which have been altered or destroyed by the gravity of the Milky Way. ]

I love this stuff! /15chars
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@2:10pmGMT]

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