Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hubble Space Telescope Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy!

While using the Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the  
globular star cluster NGC 6752 (located 13,000 light-years 
away in our Milky Way's halo) Astronomers discovered a new Galaxy. 

In a celestial game of "Where's Waldo?" Hubble's sharp vision 
 uncovered a never-before-seen dwarf galaxy located far 
behind the cluster's crowded stellar population. 

The loner galaxy Bedin I is in our own cosmic backyard, 
only 30 million light-years away (approximately 2,300 
times farther than the foreground cluster).

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