Eight New Neighboring Galaxies Found, Scientist Announce

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 10, 2007   View Article

Earth’s home galaxy, the Milky Way, has at least eight more galactic neighbors than previously known, scientists announced yesterday—and dozens more finds are expected in the coming years.

The discoveries, made over the past two years, nearly double the number of Milky Way neighbors found in the prior 70 years.

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