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Astronomers discover the most distant Milky Way stars detected to date

July 9, 2014

simulated image shows the most distant stars Astronomers have discovered the two most distant stars yet known in the Milky Way--50 percent more distant than any previous Milky Way star and about 750,000 light years (or more) away from the Sun. Full Story

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