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Analysis of 2 000 galaxies using the MeerKat radio telescope reveals fresh insights

By Fangxia An, Postdoctoral researcher, Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy
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Galaxies – massive collections of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems – are a fundamental component of our Universe. Understanding how they have formed and evolved over cosmic eras remains one of the greatest challenges of modern astronomy.

There are a few reasons for this. First, the number of galaxies: astronomers have estimated that there are roughly 200 billion galaxies in our Universe. Second, the…

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