Zoom into ACS Image of M31 Halo

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Duration: 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.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

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

Publication: May 7, 2003


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