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Phoenix stream: the ancient stars that time forgot – UNSW Newsroom

Scientists find remnant of strange dismembered star cluster at Galaxy’s edge

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An international team of astronomers, including UNSW scientists Associate Professor Sarah Martell and Dr Jeffrey Simpson, has discovered the remnant of an ancient collection of stars that was torn apart by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, more than two billion years ago.
The extraordinary discovery of this shredded globular cluster is surprising, as the stars in this galactic archaeological find have much lower quantities of heavier elements than in other such clusters. The evidence strongly sugg…

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