Astronomers discover 9 new dwarf galaxies, the largest single find ever

March 10, 2015 4:24 PM

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The team that make up the Dark Energy Survey, who recently captured an incredible image of Comet Lovejoy, say that this discovery is also important because it marks the first time that dwarf galaxies have been discovered in almost a decade, the last of which came in 2005 and 2006 which was seen above Earth’s northern hemisphere.

According to, a paper on their discovery will be presented as part of a joint project with their US counterparts in the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory where they are to show that each of these orbiting galaxies contains approximately 100 stars which makes them ...

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