Science in a Minute 020519 Astronomers Accidentally Discover Nearby Hidden Galaxy

February 04, 2019 03:55 PM
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An international team of astronomers accidently discovered a previously unseen dwarf galaxy hiding behind a globular star cluster. The astronomers were trying to determine the age of the cluster's stars when Hubble's super-vision revealed the hiding galaxy which is 30 million lightyears away from the Milky Way.