Hubble Telescope Revealed Solitary Dwarf Galaxy UGC 4879 [ Current Affairs ]


A mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy known as UGC 4879 revealed by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. The galaxy is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins and lacks the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.

Key Findings

  • The galaxy UGC 4879 is very inaccessible and comprises of a distributed drizzle of stars.
  • It was found about 2.3 million light years away from its nearby neighbor, Leo A which is nearby the same distance as that between our Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy.
  • The galaxy doesn’t interact with any of nearby galaxies that make it an ideal laboratory for astronomers to study star development by interactions with other galaxies.
  • The scientific studies of this solitary galaxy UGC 4879 will offer ample scientific study physical for astronomers to observe and understand the complex mysteries of star birth through the universe.
  • It will specifically help astrophysicists to study total of star formation in the first 4 billion years after the Big Bang and surveyed by a strange 9 billion-year lull in star development.

About Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

  • In 1990 HST was launched by NASA and European Space Agency jointly as an international cooperation space project.
  • NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has managed it in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • Its science maneuvers are showed by Baltimore grounded Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
  • It is located outside the distortion of Earth’s atmosphere in low Earth orbit that permits it to take particularly high-resolution images.

- Published on: June 14, 2016