Scientists from the National University of Australia have explored the cruel cosmic battle between the Milky Way satellite galaxies, which lasted for a billion years ago.
Dougal Mackey / Astronomy and Astrophysics Research School at ANU
The work in the Astrophysical Journal magazine was published, and briefly about it, Phys.org is said. This is a "fight" between the Magellanic Mawr and Bach Clouds, which scientists compare with the battle between David and Goliath.
These dwarf galaxies, located on the edge of the Milky Way, have been interactively active for several billion years – taking pieces from each other and sending them to the Magellan Stream.
The study was carried out using a Dark Energy camera that was installed on a four-meter Blanco telescope in Chile. By the way, along the way, a serpentist team came to find a super-method galaxy that was already unknown to locate between the clouds. He was named Hydrus I.
"The clouds will be swallowed by the Milky Way sooner or later," said Dr. Dougal McKay, leading author of the study. "We want to know how long they will be doing and what they will do to each other until they are completely destroyed".