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NASA's Spitzer observatory has logged more than 1,000 previously unknown dwarf galaxies hiding out in a giant cluster of galaxies. Using data from the infrared observatory, a team led by Leigh Jenkins and Ann Hornschemeier, both at NASA Space Flight Centre, was able to resolve many galaxies that are too faint for other …

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Scaling Issue

I think you might find that the Coma cluster is approximately 20 million light years across, rather than a mere 20 ly.

See http://www.solstation.com/x-objects/coma-sc.htm, for example.

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Scaling spectacles?

I think you'll find that the article states that the Coma cluster is 20 million light years across :)

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(Written by Reg staff)

Light years of typos

To stop this turning into an all-out boffin bun fight: yes, I have edited the copy to include the missing millions. 20 light years would be a pitifully small galactic cluster, after all. Pitifuly small galaxy, come to that.

Thanks for flagging the typo.

Lucy Sherriff

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