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Astronomers Discover More Than 150 Rapidly Moving Stars In The Milky Way

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January 9, 2001
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars towards the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The results are of special interest because this is the first time scientists have been able to discover such objects in front of the millions of stars seen at the Galactic center and our brightest neighbor galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2001) -- Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars towards the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The findings are being presented today by Dr. Andrew J. Drake of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHO) collaboration, during the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in San Diego, Calif. The results are of special interest because this is the first time scientists have been able to discover such objects in front of the millions of stars seen at the Galactic center and our brightest neighbor galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).


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