| Giant Galaxy Orbiting Milky Way Appears Out of Nowhere
While everyone with a telescope and a desire to be famous is busy trying to be the first to discover Planet X or Planet Nine or Nibiru, a giant galaxy somehow snuck into orbit around our own Milky Way galaxy. Shouldn't someone be fired or at least demoted to Junior Astronomer in Charge of Watching That Spot on Jupiter? Seriously, there's no reason this galaxy should have been missed. According to a new report in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Crater 2 (maybe they need to demote the person naming new galaxies too) – despite being a dwarf – is the fourth largest galaxy orbiting the Milky Way, behind only LMC, SMC and the Sgr dwarf. (See what I mean about galaxy names?) It was discovered by Institute of Astronomy researchers at the University of Cambridge using imaging data from the VST ATLAS survey – a survey of the southern sky using the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) in Chile. If you're looking for it (it's too late to discover it), the report tells you where to