According to a rare galaxy report first published in the Astrophysical Journal on May 13, 2016, a research team from the Indiana University under the leadership of Alec S Hirschauer have found a faint blue galaxy which is almost 30 million light-years from the Earth!
More analysis on this galaxy is expected to reveal more startling details regarding the origin of our Universe.
The galaxy is now nicknamed Leoncino (Little Lion), and it is located in the constellation ‘Leo Minor’. Experts believe that Leoncino will reveal crucial details about the Big Bang and other conditions which prevailed in our galaxy.
This newly found universe contains the lowest level of heavy chemical elements which has been ever observed in a gravitationally bounded system of stars.
John J. Salzer, who works as a Professor at Indiana University, told that there are very few ways to explore the conditions at the birth of this Universe.
He added that low metal galaxies are the most promising aids in our journey to find the mysteries behind the formation of Universe. As per Salzer, the discovery of a cheap metal universe is always exciting as it could help contribute to a quantitative test of the Big Bang.
According to space experts, any element other than hydrogen or helium is referred as metals. They believe that the elemental makeup of galaxies with metal scarcity is very close to that of conditions in early Universe.
Alec S Hirschauer, who led the study, told that less metal content in galaxies is a clear evidence of little stellar activity, and thus it will help us a lot in finding more details regarding the birth of our Universe.
Our elite milky way contains 200 billion to 400 billion stars. Leoncino is blue in color, and it consists of recently formed hot stars. All the stars in this new universe are surprisingly dim.