Astronomers observe for the first time how the galaxy dies “far, far away”

For the first time, astronomers experienced a very distant one galaxy to die in a possible big breakout according to CNN.

Galaxies die when the stars that live in them stop forming.

Known as ID2299, the galaxy’s extinction was most likely caused by a collision with another galaxy that eventually merged into ID2299, the study reported.

The strong evidence that a collision could have resulted in a loss of gas is a tidal tail, which is a long stream of gas and stars that extends into space after two galaxies collide, said CNN citing the study.

The researchers observed how the galaxy emits almost half the gas used to form stars and loses about 10,000 suns of gas each year, meaning it runs out of fuel to form new stars by adding 46% of all cold gas the galaxy will be removed so far.

It has now lost almost half of that gas, and because it is still generating Stars ID2299 is hundreds of times faster than our own milk and will likely take tens of millions of years to die.

The study, led by Annagrazia Puglisi, lead researcher and postdoctoral fellow at Durham University in the UK and the Saclay Nuclear Research Center in France, was published in the journal on Monday Natural astronomy.

“This is the first time we have observed a typical massive star-forming galaxy in the distant universe that will” die “from massive cold gas emissions,” Puglisi said in a statement, according to CNN. “Our study suggests that gas ejections can be produced by fusions and that winds and tidal tails can look very similar,” said Emanuele Daddi, co-author and astronomer on the study at Saclay. “This could lead to a revision of our understanding of how galaxies ‘die’.”

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Astronomers captured this rare observation using the Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array of telescopes in Chile.

According to the study, it took light from this galaxy about nine billion years to reach Earth. Since the universe is 14 billion years old, astronomers observe what it looked like when it was only 4.5 billion years old.

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