System of globular clusters in disc of galaxy detected for first time

May 5, 2019 - General

An international scientific team led by a Mexican researcher discovered globular clusters rotating at the same speed as the gas in the disk of the spiral galaxy Messier 106 (also known as M106 or NGC 4258) to which they belong. Because of their disk-like arrangement and speed, these distant objects could be relics of cosmic high noon.

False colour image of M106. The image combines neutral hydrogen data (blue) from the WSRT with…

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