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A strange group of newly measured stars orbiting the nearby Andromeda galaxy has the lowest level of heavy chemical elements ever seen in one of…

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A strange group of newly measured stars orbiting the nearby Andromeda galaxy has the lowest level of heavy chemical elements ever seen in one of these mysterious star clusters. Called RBC EXT8, this globular cluster is also surprisingly massive and challenges theories of how those clusters and some galaxies form, astronomers reported online on Oct. 15 in Science.
Its a very unusual object, says astrophysicist Oleg Gnedin of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, who was not involved in the ne…

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