Astronomers detect most distant Milky Way stars known

July 9, 2014 8:57 PM

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Astronomers detect most distant Milky Way stars known

They’re so far away that if you could stand on them and look up to the sky, you’d see the entire Milky Way spi­ral out there, not just a small part of it, as we see from Earth.

As­tro­no­mers led by John Bo­chan­ski, a vis­it­ing as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at Hav­er­ford Col­lege in Penn­syl­vania, were tar­get­ing stars in this “ha­lo,” a sparse shroud of stars that sur­rounds the flat­ter, spir­al disk of our gal­axy. The ha­lo stretches to at least half a mil­lion light ye...

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