M60-UCD1: Densest galaxy ever discovered

Scientists have discovered the densest galaxy ever which they have named as M60-UCD1.  The galaxy was discovered using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Follow-up observations were done with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes, including the Keck 10-metre telescope in Hawaii.

About M60-UCD1:

Ultra-compact dwarf galaxy

Found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies

Packed with an extraordinary number of stars

About 54 million light years away from our own Milky Way

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