View Full Version : The Stars That Shouldn't Be

2006-Jan-17, 05:14 PM
SUMMARY: Arizona astronomers have found a collection of stars that really shouldn't exist. They're located in the debris of NGC 2782, which is the result of a merger between a Milky Way-sized galaxy and a smaller galaxy. These kinds of mergers are very common in the Universe; however, they usually leave behind debris that doesn't contain the right ingredients to form stars - neutral hydrogen gas and molecular gas. But NGC 2782 has regions with stars that formed after the collision.

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