Astronomers Spot Ghost of Disrupted Tadpole Galaxy

A billion years ago, a dwarf galaxy started to lose its stars to two giants next door. A team of scientists, including two Israelis, have found its remains in the endless night of space

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Astronomers spot gigantic relic of disrupted tadpole galaxy: The core of Hickson's Compact Group 98 consists of the two "smudges" at the center of the image. Each is a galaxy much like our own Milky Way. The point between them is a foreground star as are other circular features in the image. The tadpole structure covers the central galaxy pair and was formed when the pair demolished a much smaller galaxy.
The tadpole being eaten by two bigger galaxies, 300 million light-years awayCredit: Stripe 82 Project, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster

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