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Hubble view of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy (pointing 2)

Hubble view of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy (pointing 2)

Date: 26 November 2017
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Sculptor dwarf galaxy
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, CC BY 4.0

A small portion of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, as observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

This image shows one of two different pointings of the telescope that were used in a study combining the Hubble data with observations by ESA's Gaia mission to measure the three-dimensional motions of stars in this galaxy. The study has shed new light on the underlying distribution of invisible dark matter that pervades the galaxy.

Full story: Stellar motions in Milky Way satellite hint at underlying dark matter

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Jun-2024 01:26 UT

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