Ghost Light From Dead Stars For Halloween

October 31, 2014 7:12 AM

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Halloween is here and even NASA is in the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve as they have reported the discovery of ghost light from stars that died 4 billion years ago. Through the use of the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers witnessed an eerie ghost light from ancient stars torn asunder by gravity. It all happened within Pandora’s Cluster, a gathering of more than 500 galaxies also known as Abell 2744. The investigative team believes that ten percent of the Pandora’s Cluster light comes from around 200 billion “phantom stars”.

As part of the Frontier Fields program which focuses on huge galaxy clusters in remote areas of the universe, a NASA research team employed forensic science to study the ghost light “remains” of drifting stars scattered throughout the solar system. The strange, distant ghost light allowed the resear...

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