Galaxy Growth Not Always Result of Violent Collisions

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Artist’s impression of a young galaxy accreting material. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Until recently, it was thought the [galactic][3] equivalent of a motorway pile-up was the only way [galaxies][3] got bigger. But startling new evidence from a European team of [astronomers][4] suggests that violent galactic collisions are not the only way that galaxies evolve and grow, and instead there seems to be something else happening that has affected the majority of galaxies — a kinder, gentler action which is not quite so disruptive. (…) Read the rest of [Galaxy Growth Not Always Result of Violent Collisions][5] (430 words)

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