Excerpt of the DESI measurements of the Andromeda Galaxy
A team of researchers led by astronomers at NSF’s NOIRLab has uncovered striking new evidence for a mass migration of stars into the Andromeda Galaxy. Intricate patterns in the motions of stars reveal an immigration history very similar to that of the Milky Way. The new results were obtained with the DOE’s Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument on the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab.Credit:
KPNO/NOIRLab/AURA/NSF/Local Group Survey Team/T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)/D. de Martin/M. Zamani
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|Feb. 8, 2023, 9 a.m.
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