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An Explosion of New Stars Occurred in Our Galaxy Billions of Years Ago

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An Explosion of New Stars Occurred in Our Galaxy Billions of Years Ago

An Explosion of New Stars Occurred in Our Galaxy Billions of Years Ago

Data from ESA’s Gaia mission indicates the Milky Way was a ghost town at one point, but then things started to really shake up after a massive star formation burst.

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An Explosion of New Stars Occurred in Our Galaxy Billions of Years Ago

Apparently, the Milky Way was very happening 2-3 billion years ago ????An explosion of star formation may have occurred in our galaxy back then????creating around half the stars in its galactic disk????(a region where our solar system is located)????A team in Spain discovered this with data from ESA’s Gaia mission ????They found that about 6-10 billion years ago star formation declined????but about 5 billion years ago things started to shake up again????The Milky Way likely gobbled up a galaxy, gaining material to make new stars????The findings were published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics????




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