ESA Gaia Satellite Released Image Of The Nearest Dwarf GalaxyGokul Saravanan (Author) Published Date : May 02, 2018 18:28 IST
This small cluster of stars was always liked to stay as an unspotted galaxy that too within the nearest circle of our own Milky Way galaxy, but not anymore. The quartermasters of ESA had published an amusing image of the nearest galaxy.
Using the Gaia space observatory system, that which was perfectly designed for detecting the exact distance of stars that in millions of light years away the ESA scientist had recorded the unique image of the nearest galaxy known as Large Magellanic Cloud(LMC) at the distance of 163,000 light years.
According to some previous records the LMC has the diameter of 14,000 light years but it is the tiny and faded galaxy and also the third nearest galaxy of the Milky Way. In the recent image of the ESA, the ultra faded galaxy showed up in the ultra clear avatar.
The Gaia observatory satellite has also cloaked the motion and velocity of the stars in the LMC and found that the stars of that galaxy are swirling around the center of the galaxy. This mass swirling of the stars revealed the faded galaxy into a clear fingerprint-like image.
This image of the LMC is one among the second set of data that sent by the Gaia satellite after its launch. Currently, the Gaia satellite is holding the record of richest star catalog that consists the records of 1.7 billion stars.
Scientists in the ESA are believing that every set of data from Gaia will be stored and collaborated with the previous set of data to predict the approximate past of our galaxy and even its formation.
ESA is hoping to get some more valuable data sets of data about distant stars that could possibly help scientists to find some more nearest and farthest galaxy. They also said that the new set of data is much enough to keep its scientists busy for another 30 year period or even longer.
ESA Gaia Satellite Released Image Of The Nearest Dwarf Galaxy