RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How do galaxies like our Milky Way form, and just how do they evolve? Are galaxies affected by their surrounding environment? An international team of researchers, led by astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, proposes some answers.
- http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/data_vis/millennium_sim_1024x768.avi [Credit: Springel et al. (Virgo Consortium)]
- http://vimeo.com/36095013 [Credit: Miguel Aragon-Calvo]
- http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/data_vis/g696_mpeg4.avi [Credit: Klaus Dolag]
- http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/data_vis/g696_fast_mpeg4.avi [Credit: Klaus Dolag]
It is well known in astronomy that galaxies residing in less dense regions have higher probability of actively forming stars (much like our Milky Way), while galaxies in denser regions form stars at a much lower rate.
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Source: University of California - Riverside - USR Today