A new map reveals the outskirts of the Milky Way Galaxy, including a wave of stars disturbed by a small on a collision course with our own. Data collected from the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission and NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer has been used by astronomers to map the galactic halo and this group of stars. Astronomers across the world ask a question quite frequently, as to how the Milky way is so ravishing as a Galaxy. The Milky Way is a with multiple spiral arms emanating from a central disk.
The Large Magellanic Cloud is set to catastrophically collide with our own in two billion years, according to research conducted in 2019. The impact of the collision will be immense and has a chance of sending the solar system hurtling through space. Previously, scientists have discovered its existence, but the research has a giant step forward this time around. Along with providing confirmation, the new data accesses a detailed and accurate map of the Galaxy outskirts.
The ripple left by the dwarf movement will be a prominent way to study and evaluate dark matter. If the Large Magellanic Cloud can cut through the Milky Way’s halo and leave a wave of illuminating stars, the identical ripple should eminently act as an outlay of the dark matter.