Indian Astronomers discover new galaxy with “Ghost-Like” appearance


A team of Indian scientists has discovered a faint but star-forming galaxy, around 136 million light years away. The galaxy was undiscovered so far since it lies in front of a much brighter galaxy and has a “ghost-like” appearance in the optical images because of its low disk density, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The ministry further said that the inner part of the galaxy shows stars are still being formed in the newly-discovered galaxy.

“The inner disk star formation helped its detection in UV and optical images,” the ministry said.

The galaxy was discovered by a team of astronomers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, working along with researchers from France.

The researchers have named the galaxy UVIT J202258.73-441623.8 (or UVIT J2022 for short).