Surprise 'Fossil Galaxy'  Andromeda

Spotted near Mighty

Skywatcher Giuseppe Donatiello

spotted an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now dubbed Pegasus V, in archival data from a U.S. Department of Energy camera

 Intrigued astronomers who

studied the region now think that Pegasus V might be a "fossil" of the first galaxies, packed with very old stars. 

The Galaxy was first detected 

in data gathered by the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

If future searches turn up 

relatively empty this would imply a serious problem with astronomers' understanding of cosmology and dark matter

Dark matter is believed 

to make up much of the underlying structure of the universe, but astronomers' challenge in seeking it

NASA's James Webb Space 

Telescope will shed more light on early galaxies when that deep-space observatory completes commissioning in mid-July. 

Another supermoon rises 

this month