Scientists are once again charged up with exploring the earlier days of universe creation. A rare galaxy stuck in the state of arrested development is the responsible for exciting the scientists. It is believed that there is an unusual cosmic region which is in the frozen state. Interestingly, this region is surviving in the frozen state for past ten billion years. During the entire course of ten billion years, there was no new star formation. This unusual cosmic region is referred to as the relic galaxy. This relic galaxy gives off an uncertain amount of red light. The red light is detected on account of stars proliferation observed by the scientists in satellite imagery.
Experts believe that this relic galaxy could be useful in unlocking secrets about the universal creation and the formation of constituent galaxies. The current research work involves the research geniuses from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias at the University of La Laguna, Spain. These researchers made the best use of the Hubble Space Telescope images to carry on their research further.
Their first target of the study was Galaxy NGC 1277. This Galaxy NGC 1277 is composed of about trillion stars. It is present in the centre of Perseus Cluster. Perseus Cluster is the biggest galaxies concentrations lying in the proximity of our Milky Way.
It has relative proximity which lies about two hundred and twenty-five million light-years away. It is due to this relative proximity which makes it ideal for the properties analysis of a relic galaxy. The scientists believe that the relic galaxy’s properties have remained stagnant since the early days of universal creation.
Researchers further quote that only one galaxy out of thousand massive galaxies can function as a relic galaxy.