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Published: 23 May 2024

Surrey astrophysicists explore new galaxies and streams of stars using new data from Euclid space telescope

As the European Space Agency publishes the first findings from its Euclid space telescope, scientists from the University of Surrey are celebrating fresh insights from the data.

Dr Denis Erkal, Associate Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Surrey, studies how the gravity of the Milky Way pulls clusters of stars apart, creating streams of stars trailing across the galaxy.  

Now, his model for how this happens has been confirmed by data from Euclid.

Dr Erkal also worked with Dr Michelle Collins to help the Euclid team identify possible new galaxies in the telescope’s images.

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