How many galaxies have been discovered?

Answer Astronomers have surveyed approximately 100,000 galaxies so far. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope camera has observed about 3,000 visible galaxies. The rest were surveyed with radio telescopes, infrar... Read More »

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Who discovered irregular galaxies?

The first known irregular galaxy discovery was made by Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774. Bode discovered Messier 82, which is an irregular, cigar-shaped galaxy in Ursa Major, along with three... Read More »

In what year were the first galaxies discovered?

According to Students for the Exploration and Development of Space website, the Milky Way and two adjacent galaxies were first identified in prehistoric times. The first dated discovery, however, m... Read More »

When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

How many galaxies can be seen?

Within the visible universe, which has a radius of approximately 14 billion light years, there are 350 billion large galaxies and 7 trillion dwarf galaxies. Galaxies tend to congregate in groups ca... Read More »