Satellite Galaxies

Does the Milky Way Have Too Many Satellite Galaxies?

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are well known satellite galaxies of the Milky Way but there are more. It…

1 month ago

The Milky Way’s Smallest, Faintest Satellite Galaxy Found

The Milky Way has many satellite galaxies, most notably the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They're both visible to the…

3 months ago

The Milky Way’s Stolen Globular Clusters

Modern astronomy holds that all major galaxies (with the Milky Way as no exception) are the accumulation of numerous small…

8 months ago

Galactic Stripping Mystery Uncovered

It's what you might call a case of galactic homicide (or "galacticide"). All over the known Universe, satellite galaxies are…

7 years ago

Newly Discovered Satellite Galaxies: Another Blow Against Dark Matter?

[/caption] A group of astronomers have discovered a vast structure of satellite galaxies and clusters of stars surrounding our Milky…

12 years ago

Are The Milky Way’s First Stars Responsible For Destroying Its Satellite Galaxies?

About a decade ago, standard cosmological models encountered a slight problem when applied to the Milky Way... missing satellite galaxies.…

13 years ago