September 22, 2007

New Galaxy Has Comet-Like Tail

A newly discovered galaxy has a dust trail more than 220,000 light years long.

The dust is planting the "seeds" of new stars.
Ming Sun of Michigan State University, who led the study says, " turns out that this is a giant wake of creation, not of destruction." Millions of stars have already been, or are in the process of being, born.

The galaxy, ESO 137-001 , is more than 220 million light years away and is headed towards a cluster of galaxies called Abell 3627.