Dramatic photo shows what lurks in a doomed galaxy

Dramatic photo shows what lurks in a doomed galaxy

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A new photo shows what’s usually hidden within a galaxy not too far from home. 

The image, created by mapping the atomic hydrogen gas within the Small Magellanic Cloud, may look like an explosion, but it represents the “most detailed radio image” of the dwarf galaxy, according to Australia’s CSIRO science organization.

“The new image captured by CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope reveals more gas around the edges of the galaxy, indicating a very dynamic past for the Small Magellanic Cloud,” Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths, from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, said in a statement. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Dramatic photo shows what lurks in a doomed galaxy

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