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

This image shows the full area of sky mapped by the Dark Energy Survey, and the eleven newly discovered stellar streams. Four of the streams in this diagram - ATLAS, Molonglo, Phoenix and Tucana III – were previously known. The others were discovered using the Dark Energy Camera, one of the most powerful astronomical cameras on earth.

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Dark Energy Survey.

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Id:noao1801b
Type:Collage
Release date:Jan. 10, 2018
Related releases:noao1801
Size:1404 x 971 px

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Category:Cosmology

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