Milky Way stole constellations from neighbouring galaxy

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The dwarf constellations include Carina and Fornax. LMC is around 158,200 lightyears away from Earth. It contains approximately 30 billion stars. The theft of these dwarf galaxies from LMC came from new data generated by the Gaia space telescope.

The dwarf constellations include Carina and Fornax. LMC is around 158,200 lightyears away from Earth. It contains approximately 30 billion stars. The theft of these dwarf galaxies from LMC came from new data generated by the Gaia space telescope.

According to the findings, “at least four ultrafaint dwarfs and two classical dwarfs,” were a part of the LMC, a statement said announcing the findings.

“These results are an important confirmation of our cosmological models, which predict that small dwarf galaxies in the universe should also be surrounded by a population of smaller fainter galaxy companions,” Laura Sales the leader of the research team said in the statement. “This is the first time that we are able to map the hierarchy of structure formation to such faint and ultrafaint dwarfs.”

 

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