The team published their discovery January 31, in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
An worldwide team of scientists was using photos from NASA'sHubble to observe old and faint white dwarf stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752. This cluster lies around 13,000 light-years away, and scientists were studying the stars with Hubble to find out how old they are, and in turn, the age of the entire cluster.
You may have spotted the Triangulum Galaxy-also known as Messier 33 or NGC 598-on a particularly clear night: It's that faint, blurry object in the constellation of Triangulum (the Triangle).
Looking at the properties of the stars in Bedin 1, astronomers concluded that the dwarf galaxy is almost 13 billion years old, nearly the same age as the Universe!
Bedin 1 is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy which contains small, old stars that lack dust and are very faint. They're also fairly common in our Local Group of galaxies - we know of 36 galaxies of this type and 22 of them are in orbit around our galaxy!
The galaxy, dubbed Bedin 1 by its discoverer, is distinct in its isolation.
From the properties of its stars, astronomers were able to infer that the galaxy is around 13 billion years old - almost as old as the Universe itself. However, its remote location and the fact that it's not near any other galaxies has led researchers to label it "a living fossil from the early Universe".
The discovery of Bedin 1 was a truly serendipitous find.
China and Venezuela have been "pragmatically cooperating for a long time", said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang . The United States has also rejected the offers from Mexico, Uruguay and the Vatican to mediate a dialogue.
Kyrie Irving told fans at the beginning of the 2018-19 season at the TD Garden that he plans to re-sign with the Celtics . The 18-year-old is averaging 22.3 points and shooting 68.7 percent from the field through 21 contests.
According to Schefter, the Eagles plan to use the franchise tag on Foles for the objective of trying to facilitate a trade. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos are teams that could get involved in a potential Foles trade.
On further investigation, the device was deemed to be non-suspicious, and the exclusion zone was revoked around 11pm. The man reportedly pulled a knife and threatened to use explosives before specialist police moved in.
These bring the number of flu-related deaths so far this season up to eight, according to the Division of Public Health (DPH). Eighteen people have lost their lives in Greece due to complications from the flu during the current winter flu season.
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The passenger from whose bag the cub was retrieved has been handed over to Tamil Nadu Forest Department for further action. He said they are investigating whether the man was carrying the leopard as part of an worldwide smuggling chain.
In the divisional playoff against Dallas, Anderson tore the guts out of the Cowboys by rolling up 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also said he needs to do a better job of calling plays that will get the star running back involved.
Barcelona are top of La Liga , five points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 10 ahead of Real in third. Ernesto Valverde feels Barcelona's Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid will be a 'fascinating tie'.
We need to be prepared, so we are ready if the politics moves in that direction", the newspaper quoted the source as saying. But the prime minister's official spokesman said: "It is completely unacceptable to describe Gibraltar in this way.
Sauber rebranded as Alfa Romeo for 2019 F1 season
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Amazon scores stellar Q4, fueled by 45% cloud-biz growth
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MIT engineers teach robot how to play Jenga
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Dance on a sundial, cup of coffee, and dog head in Fortnite
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Huawei’s 5G foldable phone is coming, here's when
Today we reported on 3D renders of Huawei's upcoming foldable phone , which is set to go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy X . He also added that everything is going according to the plan and the new smartphone is expected to launch by mid-2019.
Messi hits brace to salvage point for Barcelona
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