Hubble space telescope has made a unique snapshot of the star system MCG 01-02-015, which is located in the constellation of Pisces. How to convince scientists, the galaxy claims to be the loneliest in the Universe.
New image lenticular galaxy MCG 01-02-015 purchased with the help of the Hubble space telescope, published the NASA website. The attention of scientific workers is a small cluster of stars has attracted since the density of matter in the surrounding space spiral galaxy is about 1 atom per cubic meter.
Unlike the bulk of galaxies that lies along galactic filaments, MCG 01-02-015 is in the empty spaces between them. Taking into account the opinion of the followers of NASA, this galaxy can be considered one of the most lonely in the Universe.
Lenticular galaxy, MCG homologous 01-02-015 represent a transitional type between elliptical and spiral types of galaxies in the Hubble classification. Lenticular galaxies are disc galaxies (like spiral for example) that has spent or lost their own interstellar matter (like elliptical) and because the frequency of the formation of stars is lowered. But in their own drives, they can save substantial stocks of dust. The result, they consist typically of old stars.
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