Earlier, scientists believed that this galaxy was formed from two different groups of stars.
The Canary Institute of Astrophysics experts believe they could discover an important secret from the Milky Way galaxy. Previously, astronomers believed that this galaxy was made up of two different groups of stars, but how they came together was not clear, writes online.by.
Astronomers said the Gaia-Enceladus dwarf galaxy collided with the Milky Way when it was still in its infancy. The Gaia space telescope helps to fix this: therefore, specialists measure the location, brightness and distance of about one million stars precisely, and also determine the approximate composition.
It was found that all celestial bodies, on average, of the same age, but one group of stars sits at present-day coordinates for chaotic movements – this indicates a collision that occurred about ten billion years ago.
The recording of & # 39; s galaxy is not in itself a discovery: it was previously reported that Andromeda two billion years ago with the & # 39; next door & # 39; merged, and four billion years from now will & # 39; crashing a milky way. According to scientists, however, the Earth will survive the collision. But what will happen to the sun is incomprehensible.