Image credits: T. Abbott & NOAO/AURA/NSF (left); Koposov et al. 2018 (right)

A Snake in the Clouds: A New Dwarf Galaxy in the Magellanic Bridge

Astronomers using the Dark Energy Camera on the CTIO Blanco telescope have detected a new dwarf galaxy in the stream of gas linking the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The new galaxy, Hydrus 1, located in the “water snake” constellation, may have been brought to the Milky Way by the Magellanic Clouds.

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