Ultra-Dense Dwarf Galaxy Discovered

An “ultra-compact dwarf galaxy” has been spotted by astronomers.

The galaxy, known as M60-UCD1, has its entire mass in a radius of only 80 light years, compared to the Milky Way’s radius of 50,000 light years. That means the density of stars is about 15,000 times greater than the Milky Way, and the stars are about 25 times closer.

“Traveling from one star to another would be a lot easier in M60-UCD1 than it is in our galaxy,” said Jay Strader of Michigan State University in …

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