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November 09, 2011

New Galaxies Discovered

Dwarf galaxies have been analyzed by a deep sky survey called Sloan Digital Sky survey (SDSS). This survey helped found two new dwarf galaxies in the universe. It is hard to usually detect dwarf galaxies, but using the data from this survey, it helped detect a couple new ones. Also, the distances were approximated too, as well as location in the universe. So far, the type of galaxy it is can still not be fully analyzed. Better imaging is needed in order to determine this.

Source: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/about/news.php#newDwarfGal

Posted by jjwdowik at November 9, 2011 12:09 AM

Comments

Can they really say that they are dwarf galaxies if they are not close enough to distinguish them? This may be a little premature of them to say.

Posted by: curryka at November 9, 2011 10:49 PM

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