Two stars in Milky Way’s outer halo are most faraway ever discovered

July 11, 2014 10:30 PM

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Two stars in Milky Way’s outer halo are most faraway ever discovered

Two newly found stars are the most distant members of the Milky Way’s outer halo.

The outermost stars of our Milky Way galaxy are a diffuse bunch, with only seven identified more than 400,000 light-years away. However, a new study led by John Bochanski of Haverford College has now found two stars in the Milky Way’s outer halo of scattered stars. According to a Haverford statement...

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