Hubble Image of the Week – A Stubborn Dwarf Galaxy

Hubble Views Dwarf Galaxy LEDA 677373

This newly released Hubble image shows dwarf galaxy LEDA 677373, which is located about 14 million light-years away.

Dwarf galaxies are small, faint collections of stars and gas. Their diverse properties make them intriguing objects to astronomers, but their small size means that we can only explore those that lie closest to us, within the Local Group, such as LEDA 677373.

This particular dwarf galaxy contains a plentiful reservoir of gas from which it could form stars. However, it stubbornly refuses to do so. In a bid to find out why, Hubble imaged the galaxy’s individual stars at different wavelengths, a method that allows astronomers to figure out a star’s age. These observations showed that the galaxy has been around for at least six billion years — plenty of time to form stars. So why has it not done so?

Rather than being stubborn, LEDA 677373 seems to have been the unfortunate victim of a cosmic crime. A nearby giant spiral galaxy, Messier 83, seems to be stealing gas from the dwarf galaxy, stopping new stars from being born.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

1 Comment on "Hubble Image of the Week – A Stubborn Dwarf Galaxy"

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