The WLM galaxy on the edge of the Local Group

This image, captured by ESO’s OmegaCAM on the VLT Survey Telescope, shows a lonely galaxy known as Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte, or WLM for short. Although considered part of our Local Group of dozens of galaxies, WLM stands alone at the group’s outer edges as one of its most remote members. In fact, the galaxy is so small and secluded that it may never have interacted with any other Local Group galaxy — or perhaps even any other galaxy in the history of the Universe.

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Acknowledgement: VST/Omegacam Local Group Survey

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Auðkenni:eso1610a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 23, 2016, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1610
Stærð:8271 x 6137 px

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Nafn:WLM Galaxy
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Cetus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):0 1 55.77
Position (Dec):-15° 27' 0.31"
Field of view:29.48 x 21.87 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.0° højre frá lóðréttu

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