3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

Astronomers have created the largest-ever 3D map of a million distant galaxies otherwise obscured by the Milky Way’s neighboring dwarf galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds.

The Magellanic Clouds are irregularly shaped galaxies which are an amazing feature of the Southern Hemisphere sky, visible to the naked eye. But the brightness of these dwarf galaxies coupled with the fact that they occupy a large part of the night sky means that the Milky WayNeighbors block our view of many much more distant galaxies. So when astronomers look at the billions of galaxies in the universethey tend to avoid this part of the sky.

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