3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

Astronomers have created the largest 3D map yet of 1 million distant galaxies that would otherwise be obscured by the Milky Way’s dwarf galaxy neighbors, the Magellanic Clouds.

The Magellanic Clouds are irregularly shaped galaxies which are a stunning feature of the southern hemisphere sky visible to the naked eye. But the brightness of these dwarf galaxies, coupled with the fact that they occupy a large area of ​​the night sky, means that the Milky WayThe neighbors of block our view of many more distant galaxies. So when astronomers study the billions of galaxies in the universethey tend to avoid this part of heaven.

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