Found! Most Distant Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

July 10, 2014 7:28 PM

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Found! Most Distant Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way.

The two objects — known as ULAS J0744+25 and ULAS J0015+01 — are about 775,000 and 900,000 light-years from Earth, respectively, making them both about five times more distant than a satellite galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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