Scientists have discovered a small dwarf irregular galaxy known as DDO 190, which was snapped in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

DDO 190 lies nine million light-years away from our solar system. It is considered part of the loosely associated Messier 94 group of galaxies, not far from the local group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. Numerous, less glamorous dwarf galaxies keep the Milky Way company.

In terms of inter-galactic real estate, our solar system has a plum location as part of a big, spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, NASA said in a statement.

(This article was published on August 19, 2012)
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