Hundreds of new constellations spotted at southernmost observatory in Chile

Red circles marked out the 574 new constellations discovered since 2009 by European astronomers at the observatory in Chile’s southern Atacama Desert.
The stellar groups have gone largely unnoticed so far by researchers around the world, which is part of the success of the Ultra Vista Survey carried out between Chile and international experts.
Infrared wavelengths allowed the astronomers to spot objects that were probably formed during the infancy of the universe but used to be obscured by faraway dust.
These discoveries allowed the astronomers to confirm that the Milky Way galaxy extends further into the space than previously known, which would complement the current evolution theory of the cosmos.
Obviously, the universe has more secrets to reveal to us. More miracles and surprises are expected to crop up at this southernmost observatory in the world in the future.

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