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Rare Rectangle Galaxy Discovered

20 Mar 2012, 00:05 UTC
Rare Rectangle Galaxy Discovered
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It’s being called the “emerald-cut galaxy” — recently discovered by an international team of astronomers with the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, LEDA 074886 is a dwarf galaxy located 70 million light-years (21 Mpc) away, within a group of about 250 other galaxies. “Its an exciting find,” Dr. Alister Graham, lead author and associate [...]

LEDA 074886: a dwarf galaxy with a curious rectangular shapeIt’s being called the “emerald-cut galaxy” — recently discovered by an international team of astronomers with the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, LEDA 074886 is a dwarf galaxy located 70 million light-years (21 Mpc) away, within a group of about 250 other galaxies.“Its an exciting find,” Dr. Alister Graham, lead author and associate professor at Swinburne University Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing told Universe Today in an email. “I’ve seen thousands of galaxies, and they don’t look like this one.”(...)Read the rest of Rare Rectangle Galaxy Discovered (298 words)© Jason Major for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Alister Graham, emerald, galaxy, LEDA 074886, NGC 1407, rectangle, Subaru, Swinburne Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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