History of galaxies unravelled for the first time

A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.

A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.

Using data from the NASA’s Hubble telescope and European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory, the team showed that a large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major “metamorphosis” since they were initially formed after the Big Bang.

“Galaxies are the basic building blocks of the Universe so this metamorphosis really does represent one of the most significant changes in its appearance and properties in the last eight billion years,” said lead study author professor Steve Eales from Cardiff University’s school of physics and astronomy.

Many people have claimed before that this metamorphosis has occurred.

Source: Economic Times

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