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Secret of Ancient Galaxy Merger Revealed by Studies of a Lone Star

Secret of Ancient Galaxy Merger Revealed by Studies of a Lone Star

A star visible from Earth with the naked eye has revealed a fascinating story dating at least that our Milky Way swallowed up a smaller galaxy at least 11.6 billion years ago, according to a study recently published in Nature . Main author of the paper " Age dating of an early Milky Way merger via asteroseismology of the naked-eye star ν Indi " is

Bright star pulses reveal when Milky Way devoured another galaxy     - CNET

Bright star pulses reveal when Milky Way devoured another galaxy - CNET

This artist's concept illustrates a view of the Milky Way using infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech The Milky Way, our stunning home galaxy , is like a cosmic Hannibal Lecter, having gobbled up smaller galaxies as it evolved. In July last year, scientists dated one such period of galactic cannibalism as having occurred

Blazing star reveals Milky Way ate another galaxy 12 billion years ago     - CNET

Blazing star reveals Milky Way ate another galaxy 12 billion years ago - CNET

This artist's concept illustrates a view of the Milky Way using infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech The Milky Way, our stunning home galaxy , is like a cosmic Hannibal Lecter, having gobbled up smaller galaxies as it evolved. In July last year, scientists dated one such period of galactic cannibalism as having occurred