Galaxies unite to create ‘beads on a string’ phenomenon

July 11, 2014 4:07 AM

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Galaxies unite to create ‘beads on a string’ phenomenon

Astronomers have spotted a bead-like necklace of stars extending for 100,000 light years– an event that represents the integration of two elliptical galaxies.

Two galaxies have intertwined to create a bright string of stars, stretching as far as the length of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers claim the stars appear as gems shining bright on a necklace, a sight that was initially thought of as an illusion. Observations taken the Nordic Optical Telescope c...

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