April 18, 2024

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3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

Astronomers have created the largest-ever 3D map of a million distant galaxies obscured by the Milky Way’s neighboring dwarf galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds.

Magellanic clouds form irregularly galaxies This is an amazing feature of the sky of the southern hemisphere, visible with the naked eye. But the brightness of these dwarf galaxies combined with the fact that they occupy a large area of ​​the night sky means that Milky WayOur view of many distant galaxies is obscured by our neighbors. So when astronomers observe billions of galaxies in UniverseThey tend to avoid this part of the sky.