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Science Release: Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies

10 Jul 2012, 17:00 UTC
Science Release: Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies

Hubble probes ‘ghost’ galaxyAstronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the smallest and faintest galaxies in our cosmic neighbourhood. These galaxies are fossils of the early Universe: they have barely changed for 13 billion years. The discovery could help explain the so-called “missing satellite” problem, where only a handful of satellite galaxies have been found around the Milky Way, against the thousands that are predicted by theories.

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