Astronomers Discover 7 Dwarf Galaxies

July 11, 2014 6:20 PM

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Astronomers Discover 7 Dwarf Galaxies

Astronomers at Yale University have just discovered seven dwarf galaxies around the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101 through the use of a unique, new telescope. At present, the scientists are unable to say if the septuplets are orbiting the pinwheel or just exist within the same area. Yale astronomers note that that the newly dubbed “Dragonfly Telephoto Array” is operating well and they will be making “follow-up observations” in hopes of making additional discoveries.

The Yale representatives stated to the press: “The previously unseen galaxies may yield important insights into dark matter and galaxy evolution, while possibly signaling the discovery of a new class of objects in space.”

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