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Distant Stars Spotted for the First Time in the Vast Magellanic Stream

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Cambridge, Mass. – For nearly fifty years, astronomers have come up empty-handed in their search for stars within the sprawling structure known as the Magellanic Stream. A colossal ribbon of gas,…

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