Scientists think they've solved the mystery of why our Milky Way galaxy is so rare

By Mike Fishmore | May 11, 2024

Found evidence

Astronomers have long wondered why spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are so rare in our local galactic neighborhood. 

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New research using supercomputer simulations of the evolution of our neighborhood over billions of years found evidence of a turbulent past that may explain this. 

Iconic moment

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"This is an iconic moment," ESA's Director of Science, Carole Mundell, stated.