As the “clumps” of dark matter are slowly tearing apart the unique bull’s head of the constellation, the constellation of Taurus may look very different in the future.According to research published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics (by Space.com), Hyades is a V-shaped star cluster composed of Taurus. During its estimated lifespan of 600 million and 700 million years, their shapes have changed, and these changes may be the result of dark matter.
In particular, the study sought to learn more about the “tails” of star clusters, which are two outwardly extending groups of stars separated from the larger body of the entire star cluster. One tail is aimed at the center of the Milky Way, while the other tail moves backwards. Due to the gravitational interaction between groups of stars, so-called tidal tails are formed naturally, but the most common are merging galaxies. However, scientists have also seen tidal tails in star clusters, which can sometimes indicate the presence of objects invisible in the telescope.
“Celebrity [in tidal tails] ESA researcher Tereza Jerabkova told Live Science: “You may see it move faster in a certain direction, which may indicate that there is something that appeals to them.”
So, what does this have to do with Hydes and Taurus?When Jelabkova and other researchers were drawing the tails of star clusters, they noticed that the tails of the tails seemed to “dissolve” to spaceThe conclusion is that star clusters are being disrupted by “giant clumps” of matter, and in the absence of such known clumps nearby, the possible explanation is dark matter. Scientists have come to theorize that the so-called dark matter halo helps shape various galaxies, and the remaining “sub halo” may still exist. In theory, the problem with the Hydes star cluster and the Taurus constellation may be one of these subhalos.
Although this is not good news for Taurus in the long run, stargazers scattered on Earth may not notice any major changes in this constellation any time soon-Hydes is about 150 light years away from Earth–Yeah Jerabkova believes that dark matter entangled in the tails of star clusters is an important discovery. This discovery indicates that data from the star mapping mission may only help reveal more information about stars and planets, but it can be hidden in stars. To discover various structures and objects in. sky.
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