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Galactic Émigré: Incoming dwarf galaxy could feed its larger kin

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12:53pm, June 5, 2007

Welcome, stranger! A dwarf galaxy that only recently entered our niche in the universe could provide a wealth of insight into how galaxies form and evolve, a new study suggests. The properties of the newfound dwarf provide the best direct evidence that large galaxies in the modern-day cosmos continue to grow by capturing smaller ones.

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