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Andromeda 5x bigger than previously thought.

  1. Jan 8, 2007 #1
    The article from space.com:

    I have a question about the article. What do current galaxy formation theories say about why the cores of galaxies like Andromeda have more metal-rich stars than their halos do? I am guessing that the halo stars slowly get drawn into Andromeda's central black hole and as a result, they coalesce into stars that are then capable of the fusion reactions and eventually the supernovae that are capable of creating metals, is this close?
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  3. Jan 9, 2007 #2
    So does it still need any dark matter?
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