Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Sci-tech | By Laverne Osborne

Hubble Space Telescope Spots 'Living Fossil' Galaxy Outside Milky Way

Hubble Space Telescope Spots 'Living Fossil' Galaxy Outside Milky Way

The small galaxy, described as a "living fossil", was found in the globular cluster NGC 6752 using the Hubble Space Telescope.

The scientists observed a compact collection of stars in the outer edges of the area observed with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.

It measures only around 3,000 light years at its greatest extent; not only is it tiny, but it is also incredibly faint. In contradistinction to the Milky Way, which is a kind of spiral star system, Bedin 1 is roughly spherical - what astronomers call a dwarf spheroidal star system. Dwarf spheroidals are galaxies that are in retirement; the star formation party is over, and the stars that they do have are old and dim.

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered thousands of galaxies throughout its lifetime, but many of those galaxies are billions of light-years away, in the most distant parts of our visible universe.

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Check out an image of the stars from the newly discovered galaxy here. Due to these, scientists have determined that it is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy, according to a report published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. Incredible footage from NASA shows the camera zooming in on the "tiny" galaxy, dubbed "Bedin 1", surrounded by thousands of dazzling stars.

Accidentally stumbling across a nearby galaxy gives astronomers a hint that there may be many more galaxies of this type out there, just waiting to be found behind the nearest star cluster. Scientists were studying the globular cluster NGC 6752 and made an 'unexpected discovery, ' writes the press release on Hubble Space Telescope. Its stars are also old, like really old, revealing that the galaxy is as ancient as the universe itself - approximately 13 billion years old.

"Most of these galaxies were relatively small and faint, with masses similar to those of the satellite galaxies surrounding the Milky Way", NASA said.

Today, September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its fix in the spring. The galaxy's isolation means it rarely interacted with other galaxies, making it the equivalent of an early universe "living fossil", the space agency explains.

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