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ESA/Hubble heic1617: Hubble discovers rare fossil relic of early Milky Way. A fossilised remnant of the early Milky Way harbouring stars of hugely different ages has been revealed by an international team of astronomers. This stellar system resembles a globular cluster, but is like no other cluster known. It contains stars ...

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ESA/Hubble News
7 September 2016

A fossilised remnant of the early Milky Way harbouring stars of hugely different ages has been revealed by an international team of astronomers. This stellar system resembles a globular cluster, but is like no other cluster known. It contains stars remarkably similar to the most ancient stars in the Milky Way and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxy’s past and its present.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1617/

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7 September 2016




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