3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

Astronomers have created the largest ever 3D map of 1 million distant galaxies otherwise obscured by the Milky Way’s dwarf galaxy neighbors, the Magellanic Clouds.

The Magellanic Clouds are irregularly shaped galaxies that are a stunning feature of the Southern Hemisphere sky, visible to the naked eye. But the brightness of these dwarf galaxies coupled with the fact that they take up a large area of ​​the night sky means that the Milky Way‘s neighbors block our view of many much more distant galaxies. So when astronomers are observing the billions of galaxies in the universethey tend to avoid this part of the sky.

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