Scientists have found another dwarf galaxy using Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera. It is the second small galaxy found after KKR25 in 1999 by the same group of scientists.
A team of American and Russian Scientists have discovered a new unknown dwarf galaxy present at a distance of 7 million light years from Earth. The galaxy was spotted by Special Astrophysical Observatory in Karachai-Cherkessia, Russia.
The new galaxy named KKs3 is one of the 50 galaxies known as the “Local Group” that contains both our Milky Way and the Andromeda. The size of the newly discovered galaxy is much smaller than ours. It is about one-ten thousand of the Milky Way.
The “Dwarf spheroidal” galaxy KKs3 has no spiral arms and absence of gas or dust, the substance that are required to create new stars. Scientists believe that gas and dust are removed from a burst of star formation.
Dimitry Makarov, one of the part of the Hubble team said “Finding objects like KKs3 is painstaking work, even with observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope. But with persistence, we’re slowly building up a map of our local neighbourhood, which turns out to be less empty than we thought,”
“But with persistence, we’re slowly building up a map of our local neighbourhood, which turns out to be less empty than we thought. It may be that are a huge number of dwarf spheroidal galaxies out there, something that would have profound consequences for our ideas about the evolution of the cosmos.” He concluded.