New Stellar Streams Confirm ‘Melting Pot’ History of the Galaxy

Color image of the Dark Energy Survey field, with color indicating the distance of stars. (Blue is closer, green is further away, red is even further away.) Several of the streams are visible as yellow streaks.

Credit:

Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab), Nora Shipp (U. Chicago), and the DES Collaboration.

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Release date:Jan. 10, 2018
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