Zooming in on stars in the Andromeda Galaxy’s halo (1)

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This video zooms in on the location of Hubble observations in the Andromeda Galaxy’s giant stellar stream. An area which appears virtually empty in the wide-field view is revealed as being packed with many stars.

The halo is a relatively sparse sphere of stars and dark matter which surrounds a galaxy’s disc.


NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and T.M. Brown (STScI)

About the Video

Release date:21 July 2011, 10:00
Related releases:heic1112

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31
Type:• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - HD Videos


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