26 October 2012
An international team of astronomers, including Bristol's Professor Steve Phillipps has reported the discovery of two groups of galaxies with similar properties to the Local Group containing our own Milky Way Galaxy.
GAMA202627 - now has its own Wikipedia entry!
The most look-alike twin for our Galaxy - going by the name of GAMA202627 - now has its own Wikipedia entry.
The work, from the GAMA (Galaxy And Mass Accumulation) team, was presented at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly in Beijing by Dr Aaron Robotham, now of the University of Western Australia and formerly Professor Phillipps' PhD student here in Bristol.
The paper is at http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012MNRAS.424.1448R
See Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAMA202627