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May 7, 2003 09:45 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-15

Deepest View of Space Yields Young Stars in Andromeda Halo

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Video: Zoom into ACS Image of M31 Halo

Running Time: 30 seconds

A Zoom into the constellation Andromeda reveals the magnificent galaxy M31. Zoom continues to Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of a small portion of the M31 halo of stars. This spherical halo of stars surrounding the neighboring Andromeda galaxy has revealed surprisingly younger stars ranging in age of 6 to 13 billion years compared to the 11 to 13 billion year age of the stars in the Milky Way's halo.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA Akira Fujii, NOAO, T.M. Brown (STScI) and L. Barranger (STScI)


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Zoom into ACS Image of M31 Halo Running Time: 30 seconds
Pan Across ACS Image of M31 Halo Running Time: 51 seconds