Galactic cannibalism
Reconstructing the history of the Milky Way

Gazing at the stars at night you might ask yourself: ”How did this all come into existence?” Amina Helmi, associate professor in Astronomy at the University of Groningen, uses the information of stars as if they were fossils for reconstructing the formation of the Milky Way.

Produced by Fast Facts
With the support of The Young Academy and Amina Helmi

Made by: Jasmijn Snoijink 2011
Camera & compositing: Persistent vision
Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS

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