The outskirts of the Milky Way are home to the galaxy’s oldest stars. But astronomers have spotted something unexpected in this celestial retirement community: a flock of young stars.
A newfound cluster of young stars (blue star) sits on the periphery of the Milky Way. These stars probably
formed from material originating from neighboring dwarf galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds
[Credit: D. Nidever; NASA]More surprising…
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