The team used FLAMES, the super-efficient spectrograph at ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, to make ultra-precise measurements of a host of planetary nebulae in the outskirts of Messier 87 and in the intergalactic space
within the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, to which Messier 87 belongs.
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The surprise is that we are seeing dust hundreds of thousands of light-years outside of the galaxies, in intergalactic space
," he added.
A trillion stars similar in mass to the sun may roam the vast emptiness of intergalactic space
in Virgo, the team estimates.
The faster they move, the more mass must lie within their orbits to keep them from escaping into intergalactic space
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's Goddard high-resolution spectrograph, Stocke and his collaborators examined some of these seemingly empty regions of intergalactic space
by analyzing the light from quasars that lie just behind the voids.
His work confirms previous calculations suggesting that the darkness of intergalactic space
primarily results from the finite age of galaxies.
On the other hand, the collision by itself could tear the galaxy into pieces and possibly send the sun off on a track of its own into intergalactic space
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He added that this newly released energy was either absorbed by dust as it traveled through the host galaxy, or escapes into intergalactic space
and traveled until it hits something such as another star, planet, or very occasionally a telescope mirror.
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This study also clarifies the role of the Great Attractor, a gravitational focal point in intergalactic space
that influences the motion of our Local Group of galaxies and other galaxy clusters.