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Hubble Space Telescope Focuses On Lonely Dwarf Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope Focuses On Lonely Dwarf Galaxy

by The Daily Eye Team June 8 2016, 10:20 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 27 secs

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of UGC 4879, the most isolated dwarf galaxy in the periphery of the Local Group of Galaxies. UGC 4879, otherwise known as VV124 and LEDA 26142, is an irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major.
This galaxy is very isolated. It is located 3.6 million light-years from our Milky Way Galaxy and 3.9 million light-years from the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31).
The dwarf galaxy Leo A is the nearest neighbor of UGC 4879, at a distance of approximately 1.6 million light-years.


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