Perfectly Aligned Galaxies Found For the First Time

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 11, 2008   View Article

Astronomers have found three galaxies in a never before seen perfect alignment—a discovery that may help scientists better understand the mysterious dark matter and dark energy believed to dominate the universe.

The three galaxies are like beads on a string, one directly behind the other, scientists announced yesterday at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas.

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