Monday, June 22, 2015

A Research Team Has Discovered 854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies

A color image made with multi-band images from the Subaru Telescope.     

A team of researchers from Stony Brook University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, have discovered 854 "ultra-dark galaxies" in the Coma Cluster.  The team analyzed data from the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope. The new discovery surpasses the 2014 discovery of 47 mysterious dark galaxies by more than 800 and seems to suggest that galaxy clusters are the key environment for the evolution of these mysterious dark galaxies.

A small region of 6 x 6 arc-minutes is cut out from large Coma Cluster images. Yellow circles show two of the 47 dark galaxies discovered last year, and green circles are the ones 
discovered in this new study.
Credit: NAOJ 

Read the complete Science Daily article, HERE

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