854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies Discovered In The Coma Cluster

Posted: Jun 24 2015, 7:34am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 25 2015, 8:57am CDT, in Latest Science News


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854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies Discovered In The Coma Cluster
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  • Ultra-Dark Galaxies Found in the Renowned Coma Hub in Outer Space

Astrophysicists have found some very dark galaxies in the renowned Coma Hub in the depths of outer space.

A group of scientists from Stony Brook University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have spotted some 854 very dark galaxies in the ambit of the Coma Hub. A special telescope was employed to gather the data.

This is way more important a finding than the discovery of 47 dark galaxies last year. It is also of far greater significance. The figure of almost 800 extra galaxies is a surprising eye opener indeed.

The galaxy nexus is the main source of these mysterious dark galaxies that have suddenly appeared out of nowhere (or so it seems from the looks of it). The hidden galaxies are very indistinct and may be eclipsed by something so huge and gargantuan that it lies beyond the scope of modern astronomy with its unfathomable distances.

And while these clandestine galaxies form a system that is equal in size to our Milky Way, there are very few stars in the cluster. The stars are susceptible to a very powerful flux that makes them obfuscated as well as undetectable from our vantage point on earth.

“The findings suggest that these galaxies appear very diffuse and are very likely enveloped by something very massive. … We believe that something invisible must be protecting the fragile star systems of these galaxies, something with a high mass,” Jin Koda, principal investigator of the study and associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the university, said, in a statement.

The unseen force field that is sheltering and protecting these galaxies from our vision is something that defies the imagination. For one thing the stars are quite delicate in their composition and they are being overtaken by an astronomical object with a high mass.

The experts’ guess is dark matter and they may be right this one time. Dark matter probably constitutes more than 99% of the cluster while real matter is a measly 1% of the whole ensemble. The telescope showed that some of the more ancient galaxies among the cluster are similar to the brighter ones found in the universe.

Thus the longevity of the small amount of normal galaxies in the cluster are proof of the fact that in the beginning most of the matter was evident and not a covert entity at all. Most of the dark galaxies have lost their luminicense thanks to a lack of gaseous material in their makeup.

The cluster situation was the obvious reason behind this loss. Pressure, gravity and outflow are just some of the activities of universal evolution that may have played a role in this process.

Dark matter remains the elephant in the room in case of astronomy and astrophysics. It is the big question like others such as black holes, white dwarves and whether the universe has a center or a periphery.

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