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Middle-Earth Denizens Mob the Milky Way

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Science  26 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5811, pp. 455
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5811.455a

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON-- Astronomers at the 209th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held here from 5 to 10 January, reported the discovery of seven previously unknown dwarf galaxies surrounding the Milky Way, plus an eighth at the edge of the Milky Way's gravitational influence. (Read more.)