ESO: “An Entire Spiral Galaxy Fell Through the Center of Massive Elliptical Galaxy M87”

      "We are witnessing a single recent accretion event where a medium-sized galaxy fell through the center of Messier 87, and as a consequence of the enormous gravitational tidal forces, its stars are now scattered over a region that is 100 times larger than the original galaxy!" said Ortwin Gerhard, head of the … Continue reading ESO: “An Entire Spiral Galaxy Fell Through the Center of Massive Elliptical Galaxy M87”