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Fraser
2004-Sep-04, 04:26 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a giant ring of stars circling the Milky Way. They believe this ring could contain as many as 500 million stars, and was formed when our galaxy collided with a smaller, dwarf galaxy several billion years ago. Other galaxies have been seen with a halo of stars, including Andromeda.

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StarLab
2004-Sep-05, 12:34 AM
Wow! This phenomenon has been discussed for quite some time. ;) :o

om@umr.edu
2004-Sep-05, 04:13 AM
Interesting.

Yes, I too vaguely recall reading about a few stars (certainly not 500 million stars) that formed a nearby ring.

Oliver
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