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

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

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.