Cosmoview Episode 62: Footprints of Galactic Immigration Uncovered in 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.


Images and Videos: CTIO/KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/R.T. Sparks/E. Slawik/M. Zaman/N. Bartmann
Image Processing: KPNO/NOIRLab/AURA/NSF/E. Slawik/D. de Martin/M. Zamani
Music: Stellardrone - Airglow

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Release date:Feb. 8, 2023, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2304
Duration:01 m 24 s
Frame rate:29.97

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