News | 07.11.2012
Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies
Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy's backyard contain so few stars.
These ghost-like galaxies are thought to be some of the tiniest, oldest, and most pristine galaxies in the universe. They have been discovered over the past decade by astronomers using automated computer techniques to search through the images of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. But astronomers needed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to help solve the mystery of these star-starved galaxies...
Image Credits: (header) European Space Agency & NASA; (left) Tom Brown (STScI); (background) NASA, ESA and H.E. Bond (STScI)