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UBC prof uses Hubble to detect faintest stars - Globe and Mail
VanGroovy | August 20, 2006 at 04:06 pmby
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Vancouver -- A University of British Columbia professor has led a team of international astronomers in detecting the faintest stars ever seen in an ancient star cluster. Harvey Richter and the team said yesterday they used NASA's Hubble telescope to look at a star cluster about 8,500 light years away. The light from these stars as seen from Earth is the equivalent of a birthday candle on the Moon, he said. The stars -- known as white dwarfs -- died long ago and provide important clues about the ...