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

July 11, 2014 10:30 PM

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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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