Scientists Discover 'Shiva' and 'Shakti' As Milky Way's Galaxy Earliest Building Blocks

Scientists Discover 'Shiva' and 'Shakti' As Milky Way's Galaxy Earliest Building Blocks

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: March 28 2024

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  • Scientists have identified two ancient structures in the Milky Way named Shakti and Shiva, which are composed of stars with similar chemical compositions and have masses about 10 million times greater than our sun. 
  • These structures were discovered using data from the European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope. 
  • It is suggested that Shakti and Shiva may be remnants of galaxies that merged with the Milky Way's primordial components approximately 12 billion years ago.
  • Shakti and Shiva, two ancient formations within the Milky Way, consist of stars with akin chemical compositions and possess masses roughly 10 million times larger than our sun. 
  • Discovered through observations from the European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope, these structures are speculated to be the aftermath of two separate galaxies merging with the primordial elements of the Milky Way around 12 billion years ago.
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