Tiny System Discovered by Astronomers

June 10, 2013 4:56 PM

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You normally wouldn't consider a galaxy to be "tiny;" but in this case, it is. Astronomers have now measured the least massive galaxy in the known universe, and have made some surprising discoveries because of it.

The galaxy is known as Segue 2, and has a mere 1,000 or so stars with a smattering of dark matter holding them together. Because of its small size, it's difficult to find out anything about the galaxy, which is why the researchers employed some of the world's most powerful telescopes. Using instrume...

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