When NASA places its aspects in a distant galaxy, often it takes a lot to enter. Even if it appears to be just a mud, researchers often combine different observations to determine the size and shape of the galaxy. They are usually there, sitting in space, creating new stars and doing other things that galaxies do. But the last shot of a galaxy known as VISE J224607.55-052634.9 is special.
Originally discovered a few years ago, a new observation of the galaxy with the Chilean ALMA series shows that the galaxy actually eats its neighbors. From our superior point, the galaxy breaks a total of three smaller galaxies, and extracts material from them with a gravitational gesture.
NASA says VISE J224607.55-052634.9 is considered to be the "brightest" galaxy, and this new observation helps explain why.
The extremely bright galaxy is not the recorder in size, so why is it so bright? Scientists now believe that the galaxy essentially steals "fuel" to cope with its energy from three neighboring galaxies. As intense gravity draws the material from the three smaller galaxies, the larger central body continues to produce new stars and causes super-heated gas and residues to shine the light around the black hole in the heart.
The researchers had been mistaken for the incredibly magnificent galaxy to have some neighbors, but did not have the clue to actually feed them. Their work was published in the journal Science.
"From the previous data we knew there were three companion galaxies, but there was no evidence of interactions between these neighbors and the central source," said Tanio Diaz-Santos, the lead author of the study. "We did not seek cannibalistic behavior and did not expect it, but this deep dive with the ALMA observatory makes it very clear."
VISE J224607.55-052634.9 may be hungry, but you do not have to worry about our own Milky Way that has become a victim of inanimate ways. It is estimated that the galaxy is more than 12.4 billion light-years from Earth.