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.

Galaxies, Scientific Visualizations, SD Video, Spiral Galaxies


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

Publication: May 7, 2003

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