The odd, dusty objects at the center of our galaxy could be stars that have been unified by intense tidal forces.
“We didn't even have enough money to build a second dome to protect our second telescope! Yet we still managed to make a discovery that is impossible for the big projects.”
The fossil cloud is only the third of its kind ever seen by astronomers, but could pave the way for their systematic discovery in the future.
Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Dark matter was thought to be the glue that holds galaxies together, so how did this galaxy end up with hardly any of it?