Giant galaxies die from the inside out

April 16, 2015 9:29 PM

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Giant galaxies die from the inside out

Observations show that star formation shuts down in the centers of elliptical galaxies first.

Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed that 3 billion years after the Big Bang these galaxies still...

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