Astronomers discovered first two building blocks of Milky Way

Scientists from the Max Planck (Germany) Institute of Astronomy found the two oldest stream of stars in the Galaxy Milky Way, which received the names of Shakti and Shiva. This is stated in the statement of the Institute of Astronomy Max Planck.

Astronomers engaged in the study of data from about 6 billion stars obtained using the GAIA telescope.

Astronomers managed to identify the first two building blocks that weaved together 12-13 billion years ago and played a role in the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The results of the study were published in Astrophysical Journal.