Science Orphan dwarf galaxy could shed light on history of galaxy formation

Astronomers mapping local galaxies within the Milky Way neighborhood have discovered a lone dwarf galaxy that could hint at the types of small galaxies that formed early in the universe.

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The space surrounding our local group of galaxies – a collection of more than 50 galaxies in the Milky Way's neighborhood – may be a bit more densely populated than previously thought.