Release Images

Release No.: 2005-05
For Release: Monday, February 7, 2005 - 7:00pm

First Stellar Outcast Discovered by Astronomers

The outcast star is marked by the arrow. The outcast star is leaving the Milky Way forever, and is already in the distant outskirts of the Galaxy. The image comes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and shows an area of sky 1/50th the size of the full Moon.

SDSS Collaboration