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Hungry galaxies grow fat on flesh of their neighbours

Galaxies grow large by eating their smaller neighbours, finds an international research team, including York University. Exactly how massive galaxies attain their size is poorly understood, not least because they swell over billions of years. But now through a combination of observation and modelling, researchers, including the Faculty of Science’s Leo Alcorn, a York Science Fellow, have found a clue.