Galaxies die when the stars living in them stop forming.
For the first time in history, astronomers have witnessed a very distant galaxy begin to die in a potential major explosion, according to CNN, jpost.com reports.
The extinction of galaxy ID2299 was likely caused by a collision with another galaxy that eventually merged with the formation of ID2299, the study says.
Convincing evidence that the collision may have resulted in a loss of gas is the long tail, which is a stream of gas and stars that extends through space after two galaxies collide, CNN reported, citing a study.
Researchers watched as the galaxy ejected nearly half of the gas it uses to form stars, losing about 10,000 solar gas each year, meaning it is running out of fuel to create new stars by removing 46 percent of all the galaxy’s cold gas. It has now lost nearly half of that gas, and since it is still creating stars, ID2299 will probably die in a few tens of millions of years.
The study, led by Annagration Puglisi, a lead researcher and postdoctoral fellow at Durham University in Britain and the Saclay Center for Nuclear Research in France, was published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy.
According to the study, the light from this galaxy took about nine billion years to reach Earth.
Recall that scientists have revealed the truth about the water of Uranus and Neptune. It is noted that experts have examined the thermal and electrical conductivity of water inside these planets. It is important that scientists have resorted to the method of computer modeling. It was found out that both planets are likely to consist of water, and Uranus may even be the owner of a frozen core. This structure of the planet, if the hypothesis is confirmed, is fundamentally different from that of the Earth.