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Ghostly cloud discovered around Milky Way

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The ghost of a previous galaxy? Or an unknown galactic phenomenon? Scientists aren't sure, but their findings of a faint ring of stars surrounding the Milky Way will change our image of our home galaxy. The torus is estimated to contain several hundred million stars, about 1% of the total number of stars in the Milky Way. This changes the prevailing picture of our galaxy as a simple spiral to a more complex galaxy, perhaps pointing to a long lost satellite galaxy from 10 billion years past.



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