They are likely members of the Coma Cluster
of Galaxies, which is one of the densest clusters known, containing thousands of galaxies.
It is also worth noting that the region of the sky studied by the observatory also included the galaxy-rich Coma Cluster
, which alone added some 1000 specks of light into the image.
Richer and denser than the Virgo Cluster and containing thousands of galaxies, the Coma Cluster
(Abell 1656) is a telescopic wonderland that takes its name from its parent constellation, Coma Berenices.
In spring 2014, researchers pointed Dragonfly at the well-studied Coma cluster
, a conglomeration of thousands of galaxies.
Eight-hundred fifty-four "ultra-dark galaxies" in the Coma Cluster
have been discovered by a team of researchers from Stony Brook (N.Y.) University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan analyzing data from the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope.
ISLAMABAD -- After analysing data obtained with the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have discovered 854 "ultra dark galaxies" filled with mysterious dark matter in the Coma Cluster
, one of the richest cluster of galaxies containing thousands of systems.
The Coma cluster
, a non-cool cluster, is filled with gas at a scorching 100 million degrees Celsius.
Zwicky noted that the radial velocities of the galaxies in the Coma Cluster
of galaxies (Figure 3) were much larger than what would be expected by assuming that the galaxies have the same ratio of mass to light, M/L, as the Sun.
It shares an evolutionary path with some of the most massive clusters we see today, including the Coma Cluster
and the recently discovered El Gordo Cluster," said team member Mark Brodwin of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
In addition, 18 papers reported research results in such areas as the dark matter halo shape of NGC 2976 via stellar kinematics, investigating inner disk lifetimes in Ophiuchus, barred galaxies in the Coma Cluster
, and detailed abundances in a metal-poor stellar stream.
Other LJMU astronomers are currently leading the Hubble Space Telescope survey of the COMA cluster
, located some 280 million light years from Earth.
It will also look at the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant and the Coma Cluster
of galaxies, both of which have been well studied by other satellites.