Glance! A strange little galaxy offers a glimpse into the early history of the universe

Astronomers have discovered that a strange dwarf galaxy hidden for years in our cosmic neighborhood appears to belong to the early universe, even though it formed quite recently.

The small galaxy, only 1,200 light-years in diameter, earned the nickname “Pekkaboo” because it was hidden in the bright glow of a fast-moving foreground star and only appeared about 50 to 100 years ago.

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