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Feb 10

No Place to Hide: Missing Primitive Stars Outside Milky Way Uncovered

Source:ESO Science Release eso1007


The Fornax dwarf galaxy. Credit: ESO.

After years of successful concealment, the most primitive stars outside our Milky Way galaxy have finally been unmasked. New observations using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have been used to solve an important astrophysical puzzle concerning the oldest stars in our galactic neighbourhood — which is crucial for our understanding of the earliest stars in the Universe. (read more)

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