Home » Press Releases » Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies
Bookmark and Share
ESA Science & Technology

GAIA SPOTS STARS FLYING BETWEEN GALAXIES

2 Oct 2018, 09:00 UTC
GAIA SPOTS STARS FLYING BETWEEN GALAXIES ESA (artist's impression and composition); Marchetti et al. 2018 (star positions and trajectories); NASA/ESA/Hubble (background galaxies); CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from ESA's Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being kicked out of the Milky Way were surprised to find stars instead sprinting inwards – perhaps from another galaxy.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod