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 Indian Scientists discover a ghost-like galaxy hiding in plain sight

 

  • Scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics discovered a faint but star-forming galaxy, around 136 million light-years away which was so far undetected since it lies in front of a much brighter galaxy. 
  • The galaxy has a ‘ghost-like appearance in the optical images because of its low disk density, but the inner disk shows star formation. 
  • The inner disk star formation helped its detection in UV and optical images.