Rob N’ Run On a Galactic Scale

Another entry in “the universe is a very big place” file, courtesy of the European Southern Observatory.

From the European Southern Observatory:

“The new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has provided researchers with the best view yet of a spectacular cosmic crash. The new observations reveal for the first time the motion of gas as it is ripped out of the galaxy ESO 137-001 as it ploughs at high speed into a vast galaxy cluster. The results are the key to the solution of a long-standing mystery — why star formation switches off in galaxy clusters.”

The complete story, with some very amusing links, is here.

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