Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Welcome Our New Galactic Neighbor

Hey Space Placers!

Our Milky Way Galaxy (MWG) and the Local Group - the 50+ galaxies that form our galactic cluster of which the MWG is part of - got a new neighbor.

Just discovered, the small, isolated dwarf galaxy Kks3 lies 7 million light years away. Discovery of dwarf galaxies like these help us to understand galaxies overall and how they begin and evolve.

Happy Holidays to all of you around the world and thanks for dropping in.

Sky Guy in VA

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