n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - News Note: MeerKAT discovers missing gas in distant galaxy

Volume 78 Number 7-8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266


An international team of astronomers today announced the resolution of a longstanding mystery related to the formation and evolution of galaxies, by discovering vast amounts of hydrogen gas in a galaxy 60 million light years from Earth. Their work, just published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, is based on observations carried out last year with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s new MeerKAT telescope in the Northern Cape.

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