The study was conducted using the Dark Energy camera.
Scientists from the Australian national University in the smallest details considered cruel cosmic “battle” between galaxies satellites of the milky Way, which has lasted for several billion years.
The paper was published in the Astrophysical journal, and briefly about it tells Phys.org. We are talking about the “battle” between the Large and Small Magellanic clouds, which scientists compared to the battle of David and Goliath.
These dwarf galaxies are located at the periphery of the milky Way, in a few billion years actively interact – torn apart part and send them to the Magellanic Stream.
The study was conducted using the Dark Energy camera mounted on the Blanco four-meter telescope in Chile. By the way, along the way, a team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown dwarf galaxy SmartPlug, located between the clouds.