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Elliptical view of galaxies past

How and when galaxies assembled their mass to become the structures seen today are among astronomy's big outstanding questions. A comprehensive study of nearby galaxies provides a new angle on the issue.

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Figure 1: Without looking back.

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Cimatti, A. Elliptical view of galaxies past. Nature 451, 253–254 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451253a

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