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Ancient "Interloper Stars" Challenge Theory of Milky Way's Center

Astronomers have found a dozen very old variable stars deep in the maelstrom of stars at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery may help researchers decide which of two theories best explains how a “galactic bulge”—the pileups...
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