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Discovered the most homely of galaxies in the Universe

July 22 2005
10:01


It refers to the spiral type and is located in the northern constellation Coma Berenices at a distance of about 10 billion light years from Earth.

Its brightness is 24.7 magnitude - is 30 million times fainter than the faintest most space objects, which can be seen with the naked eye, and twice lower than in other star systems, are considered the "dark" until recently.

Specialists from the University of Tokyo and National Observatory spotted her on the fluctuations in space, and later successfully made a picture with a powerful infrared telescope "Subaru", which is located on the Hawaiian Islands, ITAR-TASS.

According to scientists, the monitoring of such a distant star system will learn more about the processes that occurred during the initial stages of the universe.

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