Kathryn’s Wheel: Astronomers Discover Nearest Collisional Ring Galaxy

An international team of astronomers announced yesterday the discovery of the closest collisional ring galaxy to our Milky Way. The newly-discovered galaxy, dubbed Kathryn’s Wheel, is located in the constellation Ara. It is approximately 30 million light-years away, which means that it is relatively close by. Such objects are extremely rare – fewer than 20 [...] —> Read More