Credit Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Bedin (Astronomical Observatory of Padua, Italy)
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a galaxy dwarf in a globally cluster that is only 30 million years away.
The NASA / ESA (European Space Agency) telescope team used to study white white serene within the NGC 6752 globog cluster.
Their observations pointed out to use these stars to measure the age of the globally cluster, but in the process they discovered unexpectedly, according to the study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
In the outer edges of the area observed with the Hubble camera, a compact collection of stars was visible.
After a careful analysis of its brightnesses and temperatures, the astronomers came to the conclusion that these stars did not belong to the cluster – which is part of & # 39; The Milky Way – but they're millions of light years long.
The new cosmic neighbor discovered, called Bedin 1, the astronomers, is a moderate long-term galaxy, said the study.
It measures only about 3,000 years lightly – a fraction of the size of the Milky Way. Not only is it very small, but it is also extremely flawed.
These properties led astronomers to distribute as a spherotic spinal galaxy.
Deep spiral galaxies are defined by their small size, their low colors, their lack of dust and the populations of old lovers
The international team of astronomers carried out in this study includes researchers from the University of California Los Angeles, Bonn University of Germany and Universite de Montreal in Canada, among others.
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