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Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

Paris - The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a "violent collision" that didn't fully settle for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday.

The Giant That Turned Out To Be A Dwarf

New data obtained on the apparent celestial couple, NGC 5011 B and C, taken with the 3.6-m ESO telescope, reveal that the two galaxies are not at the same distance, as was believed for the past 23 years.
 

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Shot of star-forming area in Milky Way.
Shot of star-forming area in Milky Way.
Mike Read (WFAU), UKIDSS/GPS and VVV

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