Astronomers locate 11 Galaxies facing Lonely Future

April 26, 2015 12:34 AM

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Astronomers locate 11 Galaxies facing Lonely Future

It’s a first for researchers to have discovered a number of runaway galaxies that managed to find a place away from their original homes. The galaxies have been thrown away from their galactic clusters because of gravitational turbulence. Discovery News has reported that 11 homeless galaxies have been identified by Igor Chilingarian, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Moscow State University, and his fellow astronomers.

They stumbled upon the discovery while reviewing publicly available data collected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the GALEX satellite for compact elliptical galaxies.

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