Two galaxies in our neighborhood

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two galaxies in the constellation Virgo is hard on the road collide with each other to come. That scientists at the European Southern Observatory of (ESO) published. Their findings are published in the scientific journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

These are systems Messier 86 and Messier 87. They are about 60 million light years from earth, in space terms that is very close.

"Maybe they shave shortly before the first Rakel along together," says astronomer Ortwin Gerhard prestigious of the Institute Max Planck.

Collision of galaxies are not exceptional in the universe. Sometimes two systems together and creates a new regime. In other cases, a system of another, less system almost without the marks are. This' galactic cannibalism 'said. (mvl)