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Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy's spin affects its shape.
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(University of Sydney) For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy's spin affects its shape -- something scientists have tried to do for 90 years -- using a sample of 845 galaxies. Because a galaxy's shape is the resul...

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