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The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

Date: 30 January 2019
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Bedin I
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al., CC BY 4.0

This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part of the globular cluster NGC 6752. Behind the bright stars of the cluster a denser collection of faint stars is visible – a previously unknown dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin I, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
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