As many as nine new dwarf galaxies found outside Milky Way

Discovery boosts efforts to understand dark matter

diagram of the locations of new galaxies

SKY SURPRISE  Several newly discovered satellite galaxies of the Milky Way huddle near the Magellanic Clouds in this picture of the sky above the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

V. Belokurov and S. Koposov/IoA/Cambridge; Y. Beletsky/Carnegie Observatories 

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