Red Giant Star Pair Are Exceptionally Distant Neighbors

July 11, 2014 1:29 AM

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Two new stars have been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy, and they are the most distant stars ever detected at the edge of our galaxy.

The two stars in question, a pair of cool red giants, are helping researchers better determine the vastness of the Milky Way. According to a study published in the Astrophysical Journals detailing this discovery, the giants ULAS J0744+25 and ULAS J0015+01 are an estimated 775,000 and 900,000 light y...

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