NASA's famous Hubble Telescope was doing some heavy duty looking into our our Milky Way galaxy lately and discovered some very interesting things!
Hubble discovered many white dwarfs in the middle of the Milky Way. White dwarfs are basically the ancient remnants of stars that have pretty much burned out.
Could Hubble be looking at the very origins of our galaxy?
Annalisa Calamida of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) said, “It is important to observe the Milky Way’s bulge because it is the only bulge we can study in detail. You can see bulges in distant galaxies, but you cannot resolve the very faint stars, such as the white dwarfs. The Milky Way’s bulge includes almost a quarter of the galaxy’s stellar mass. Characterizing the properties of the bulge stars can then provide important information to understanding the formation of the entire Milky Way galaxy and that of similar, more distant galaxies.”
Read More here about the origins of the Milky Way Galaxy. Hubble telescope takes photos of ancient white dwarfs at Milky Way's centre
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