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Discover 500 new galaxies with unusual properties

 

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The media office of the Russian Federal University of Kazan announced that astronomers at the university, in cooperation with scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have discovered a new class of galaxies, according to Russia Today.

"Scientists from the Department of Astronomy of the Institute of Physics of Kazan Federal University and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered about 500 galaxies with active nuclei that have unusual properties, while analyzing the catalog of space objects that emit X-rays," the office said in a statement.

According to Russian media, the aforementioned index, which was established on the basis of the data of the еROSITA telescope, which was launched in 2019 with the Spektr-RG Observatory, contains 173 thousand stars, and its mission is to compile a new detailed map of the universe, and it is clear that scientists will have to know what exactly causes Abnormally large movements of unusual space objects.

The detected galaxies with active nuclei located between X-ray sources differ from all previously known galaxies, with their unexpectedly large self-motion (according to the GAIA space observatory launched by the European Space Agency).

Professor Elvan Bikmaev, from the Department of Astronomy and Space Survey at the Institute of Physics of Kazan Federal University, said: “Visual examination of these unusual space objects from optical images available in the public domain in electronic astronomical databases of the PANSTARRS project indicates their elongated morphology, which is characteristic of characteristic of extragalactic sources".

The professor points out that the movements measured by the GAIA Observatory satellite for this group of galaxies with active nuclei may formally indicate the movement of matter inside them at a speed higher than tens - hundreds of times the speed of light, and this is contrary to the laws of physics.

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