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Astronomers discover rare double-ringed galaxy about 359 million light years old

Astronomers Have Discovered A New And Rare Galaxy. And This Rare Galaxy Has Shocked Astronomers. It Is Believed To Be 359 Million Light Years Old.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 07 Jan 2017, 10:48:25 AM
Astronomers discovers rare double-ringed galaxy about 359 million light years old (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

Recently astronomers have discovered a rare galaxy. And this rare galaxy was shocking to the eyes of the astronomers. A rare galaxy has been discovered by astronomers recently. According to reports, it is believed to be 359 million light years old.

This rare galaxy has shocked the astronomers. This galaxy is named as the PGC 1000714. It has got no similarity with any other galaxy that we have studied about earlier. It is most commonly termed as the rare galaxy or ring galaxy. All the ring galaxies discovered so far in the history of space science contain a ring around it.

When talked about rings around the galaxy then this rare galaxy has got two rings. This is unique according to the astronomers and the second ring could be a new feature for rare galaxies. 

The rare galaxy was discovered while studying PGC 1000714. The outer ring of the new galaxy is presently 0.13 billion years old. It also has a 5.5 billion-year-old central core. But after examining all the data collected so far, astronomers have found another faintly visible red ring around the centre. This can be the second ring to the galaxy.

These rings found around the galaxy are supposed to be regions where a collision of gas takes place and stars are formed.
But in this new rare galaxy case, the different colours of the ring suggest that the stars are formed at different times of the universe. I was also observed that a nearly perfect ring of extremely hot, blue stars pinwheels around the yellow nucleus of an abnormal galaxy, often known as Hoag’s Object.

 The most eminent type of ring galaxy is the Hoag’s Object, which lies 600 million light-years from Earth.

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First Published : 07 Jan 2017, 10:35:00 AM

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