Astronomers Discover New Galaxy Nearby

This composite image shows the location of the accidentally discovered dwarf galaxy Bedin 1 behind the globular cluster NGC 6752. CREDIT: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al., Digitized Sky Survey 2

(From ScienceDaily)

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made an unexpected finding. They discovered a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard, only 30 million light-years away.

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