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Merger of Milky Way with Dwarf Galaxy Dated

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Merger of Milky Way with Dwarf Galaxy DatedGottingen, Germany (SPX) Jan 14, 2020

The dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way probably approximately 11.5 billion years ago. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany for the first time used a single star affected by the collision as a clue for dating. Using observational data from ground-based observatories and space telescopes, the
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