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Young Stars In Old Galaxies -- A Cosmic Hide And Seek Game

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June 28, 2002
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European Southern Observatory (ESO)
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Combining data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of European and American astronomers have made an unexpected, major discovery. They have identified a huge number of "young" stellar clusters, only a few billion years old , inside an "old" elliptical galaxy (NGC 4365), probably aged some 12 billion years.

Combining data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of European and American astronomers have made an unexpected, major discovery.


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European Southern Observatory (ESO). "Young Stars In Old Galaxies -- A Cosmic Hide And Seek Game." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 June 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020627005444.htm>.
European Southern Observatory (ESO). (2002, June 28). Young Stars In Old Galaxies -- A Cosmic Hide And Seek Game. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020627005444.htm
European Southern Observatory (ESO). "Young Stars In Old Galaxies -- A Cosmic Hide And Seek Game." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020627005444.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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