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New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:04 PM

A new map of the night sky published February 19 charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see

MORE GALAXIES. This handout released by Paris Observatory-PSL on February 19, 2019, shows an optical image of the M106 galaxy stacked on an image of the galaxy's emissions of material (in orange) taken with the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope. A new map of the night sky published on February 20 charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using the LOFAR radio telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. AFP PHOTO / OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS - PSL / CYRIL TASSE