Astronomers Have Discovered Hundreds of Galaxies Behind the Milky Way
Astronomer have discovered hundreds of galaxies hidden from our view behind the Milky Way in extraordinary detail for the first time. The discovery, published in the Astronomical Journal, has delivered astronomers with new data about a mysterious gravitational variance in in outer space called the Great Attractor. Lead author of the study, Professor Lister Staveley-Smith, of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, said "The Great Attractor contains a large number of galaxy clusters and superclusters and our whole Milky Way is moving towards them at more than 2 million kilometres per hour,"
Astronomers identified 883 galaxies and a third of which had never been observed before, regardless of being just 250 million light-years away - very near in astronomical terms.
Astronomers Have Discovered Hundreds of Galaxies Behind the Milky Way Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 2/11/2016 Rating: