PHYS.ORG The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research by Harvard astronomers shows that half of those stars might have been ripped from another galaxy: the Sagittarius dwarf. Moreover, they are members of a lengthy stream of stars extending one million light-years across space, or 10 times the width of our galaxy. 8 months
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Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for clues
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'The Farthest': Journey into Interstellar Space with a Free Screening and Panel Talk
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3D Stellar Map: Neighboring Stars Could Disturb Solar System in Distant Future
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Scientists have invented a new way to weigh intergalactic black holes
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Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies
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Image: Hubble catches starbursts in a barred spiral galaxy
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Secrets of bright, rapidly spinning star revealed
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Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam, killing 4
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3-D supernova simulations reveal mysteries of dying stars
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Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are Wrong
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Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor
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Human-Caused Climate Change Could Doom Coastal Cities, Neil Tyson Says
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As NASA's Cassini mission flames out over Saturn, scientists mark bittersweet end of mission
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Astronomers Detect Polarized Light from Regulus
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Back to Saturn? NASA Eyes Possible Return Mission as Cassini Ends
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Physicists offer explanation for diverse galaxy rotations
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