A team of astrophysicists from Australia is about to crack the time-honored mystery of “Killing Galaxies”. In a celestial breakthrough, the researchers have moved a step nearer to solve the colossal murder secrecy on Tuesday when they analyzed the effects of dark matter in thousands of galaxies. During the experiment, the Australian astrophysicists studied the effects of dark matter on 11,000 galaxies and found dark matter to be the prime assassin of galaxies. Though the statement is yet to be confirmed and currently is subjected to further investigation, the researcher has approximately corroborated the view.
Previously, the scientists came across an unknown force which found to absorb the lifeblood out of galaxies diagonally in the cosmos. But, taking this anonymity a step closer to enlightenment, the Australian astronomers detected the new and solid clues, which can solve this long-established mystery. The researchers found the presence of the dark intergalactic matter which is sending the star clusters to an untimely grave.
Toby Brown, the lead author of the study, from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, during the experiment, they found the gas to be rapidly exposed from a galaxy, which later followed by the loss of the building wedge of stars and the galaxy was “effectively killed”.
The report published by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia and was a joint undertaking between the researchers from the Curtin University and The University of Western Australia. On Monday, the academy has published an academic journal paper in the ‘Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society’, in which they detailed about the unpredictable widespread phenomenon where the lifeblood is being sucked out of the healthy galaxies and alleged the dark matter to be partially responsible for the unnatural death of galaxies. In the study, the Astrophysicists studied 11, 000 galaxies, and found the gas clouds being aggressively ragged out into deep space.
According to Toby Brown, the lead author, “Galaxies are entrenched in clouds of dark matter, which are scientifically called ‘dark matter halos’. During their existences, galaxies can dwell in halos of various sizes, ranging from similar masses to our own Milky Way to hundred thousands of times more massive halos. When the galaxies go amiss these larger halos, the superheated intergalactic plasma flanked by them starts emitting their gas in a super-fast process, called ram-pressure stripping, which ultimately kills the galaxies.”