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A fossil galaxy lurked deep in the Milky Way – The Blend

The discovery of a “fossil galaxy” hidden deep within our own Milky Way galaxy may alter our understanding of how it became the galaxy we see today. The discovery…

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The discovery of a “fossil galaxy” hidden deep within our own Milky Way galaxy may alter our understanding of how it became the galaxy we see today.
The discovery of Sloan Digital Sky Surveys’ Apache Point Observatory (Apogee) galactic evolution experiment was published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
This fossil galaxy may have struck the Milky Way 10 billion years ago, when our galaxy was still in its infancy. Astronomers named him Heracles, after the name of the ancient…

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