AGC 198691, a dwarf blue galaxy, located in the nearby neighborhood provide some of the best links to the conditions present in the infant universe, astronomers says.
In a galaxy near our Milky Way, in a hot dusty cloud filled with molecular gases, young stars are being born. This is another proof that the universe is still expanding, and possibilities of life beyond our galaxy is yet to be discovered.
A promising new discovery by physicists at Carnegie Mellon and Brown and Cambridge Universities in the US could provide a step towards finally identifying the elusive substance called dark matter.
The Milky Way, the galaxy we live in, is part of a cluster of more than 50 others that make up the ‘Local Group’, a collection that includes the famous Andromeda Galaxy and many other far smaller objects. Now a Russian-American team have added to the canon, finding a tiny and isolated dwarf galaxy almost 7 million light-years away.