Milky Way halo: Two stars discovered in the furthest reaches of our galaxy.

The View From the Most Faraway Stars in Our Galaxy (Video)  

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July 11 2014 12:54 PM

The Milky Way’s Mysterious “Halo”

The view from the most faraway stars in our galaxy.

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The two stars, dubbed ULAS J0744+25 and ULAS J0015+01, are an incredible 775,000 and 900,000 light-years from Earth—so far that the light we see now was emitted when human ancestors discovered fire.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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