Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor.
Despite being just 250 million light-years from Earth — very close in astronomical terms — the new galaxies had been hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
Using CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope equipped with an innovative receiver, an international team of scientists were able to see through the stars and dust of the Milky Way, into a previously unexplored region of space.
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The Milky Way is but one of billions.
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