In the quest to prove we’re not alone in the universe astronomers have at least proved the Milky Way isn’t, according to a paper revealing the existence of two galaxy systems almost exactly like ours.
The team made the discovery by making use of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey (GAMA), a project that brings together data from six wide-field survey telescopes to build a detailed 3D map of galaxies in the local universe. Using this map the astronomers identified, for the first time, that 14 galaxies similar to the Milky Way are also accompanied by dwarf galaxies similar to the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds orbiting our galaxy. Of these, lead researcher Aaron Robotham of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) said in a press release that two are “an almost exact match.”
Originally posted by Rubicant13
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Interesting read Op. Leaves one to wonder if there is life in this new found galaxy. And if there is, I hope it's more intelligent than the life in our galaxy.