Galactic bull's-eye came naturally
A strange cosmic object isn't the result of a galactic crash
By Camille M. Carlisle, 14:33 PM August 24, 2011
A galactic oddball may have spun itself into its strange bull’s-eye shape, report astronomers probing the origins of Hoag’s Object.
The galaxy, made up of a golden sphere of stars in the middle of a much bigger star-studded hula hoop, had once been thought to have formed as the result of a cosmic smashup.
Now, using both ground- and space-based observations, Israeli and Russian astronomers propose that the object formed that way on its own. The golden core formed first, at least 10 billion year...
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