A team of astronomers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bengaluru, India, worked with researchers from France to observe the galaxy. The researchers used a high-power telescope to study the unique galaxy, which is located approximately 7 million light-years from Earth. They were hoping to gain a better understanding of how galaxies are formed and evolve over time. A team of Indian scientists has discovered a faint but star-forming galaxy, around 136 million light years away.
“The inner disk star formation helped its detection in UV and optical images,” the ministry said in a release issued on the Press Information Bureau (PIB). The team was studying a known interacting galaxy NGC6902A and noticed the color image of its south-west outer region in the shows diffuse blue emission.
The galaxy, with its inner disk of star formation, helped its detection in UV and optical images, said the ministry. The galaxy is around three times the size of our Milky Way and is in the process of merging with another galaxy, it said. The discovery was published in The Astrophysical Journal. The color was captured by Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey (DECaLS).