Found galaxy is thousands of times brighter than the milky Way

Photo: Planet Today Found a thousand times brighter galaxy than the milky Way

The brightness of a galaxy indicates a high rate of star formation.

A group of Spanish scientists have discovered using the telescope, the Gran Telescopio Canarias galaxy, which is about a thousand times brighter than the milky Way and removed him to a distance of ten billion light-years, reports the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Astronomers believe that the brightness of the galaxy is due to the high rate of star formation within it.

It is reported that the opening of galaxy WISE J132934.18 + 224327.3 at such an enormous distance from the Earth was possible thanks to the gravitational lens.

“Gravitational lens, as its name implies, is a formed due to the gravity of massive celestial bodies natural mechanism to change the direction of electromagnetic radiation . Simply put — the gravitational lens allows us to increase the observed object — in this case, the galaxy” – said one of the authors of the open Anastasio díaz-sánchez.

Scientists believe that the magnitude of the starburst galaxy is five hundred to two thousand solar masses per year.


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