Astronomers Make an Accidental Discovery: Tiny Dwarf Galaxy Bedin 1 | Digital Trends

For some reason I’m reminded of a line from the Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles. Hedley Lamar is confronted with Douglas Fairbanks’ Star on Hollywood Boulevard and says “How could he do such fantastic stunts with such little feet!?”

Astronomers were using data from the Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars in the Milky Way, but in the process they found something unexpected: a very faint group of stars millions of light-years away which turned out to be a new galaxy named Bedin 1, a dwarf spheroidal galaxy.

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