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This past Monday, a group of astronomers have witnessed the death of a distant galaxy. This means that all the stars in the same galaxy die and do not form new ones. The galaxy ceases to exist when all the gas is expelled, making it impossible for new stars to form. This event, which has become a phenomenon “truly extreme” and has caused scientists to really find “excited” for being witnesses of this fact.
Light from stellar explosion galaxy ID2299 has taken about nine billion years to reach Earth, which is why astronomers have witnessed the appearance of the universe as only 4.5 billion years, points out an article in 20 minutes.
ID2299 is expected to die in a few thousand years, relatively soon
In addition, researchers and experts insist that this group of stars is losing gas worth 10,000 suns each year, which depletes the fuel to create new stars at high speed. The release of this gas would cause a merger resulting in ID2299, which is expected to die in a few thousand years due to its rapidity in forming stars and its consequent expenditure of gas.
In the article published in the magazine Nature Astronomy, the author, Annagrazia Puglisi, explains this fact: “Our observations provide convincing evidence that this is not a feedback-driven wind, but rather material from a melt that has likely been blown away by the tides.”
“The discovery of the ejection in ID2299 gives us important indications about how galaxies die. Future observations with ALMA at higher resolution will allow us to better understand the dynamics of the expelled gas “, adds in another article in the same magazine.
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