New Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Nearby

March 10, 2015 12:04 PM

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Three Auxiliary Telescopes at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, with their new discoveries highlighted above. Six of the nine newly discovered galactic sattelites are highlighted above. The three largest, Eridanus 1(blue), Horologium 1 (red) and Pictoris 1 (yellow) have inset pictures. The three smaller are highlighted with grey dots.

Guess who just moved in down the block? In a study published today in the arXiv, scientists announced the discovery of at least nine star clusters orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy. Three of the satellites are believed to be three dwarf galaxies.

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