Howdy Neighbor.

A new dwarf galaxy, about 7,000,000 light years away from the Milky Way, is the newest member of the Local Group.

Our group is a cluster of more than 50 galaxies…make that more than 51 galaxies.

The newly found dwarf galaxy, named KKs3, is located in the constellation of Hydrus and only has one ten-thousandth of the mass of the Milky Way.

KKs3 is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy that lacks features, like spiral arms, of larger galaxies.  Also, they don’t have enough material left to form new stars.  This could be caused by larger, nearby object.

The only other spheroidal dwarf galaxy, KKR 25, has been found.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +, or by email.

Norman

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