WHITE DWARF, seen drifting across the sky over a period of 43 years, may represent a hitherto unrecognized population of stars. Image: NIGEL C. HAMBLY University of Edinburgh; SIMON T. HODGKIN University of Cambridge
For years, archaeologists have been speaking the language of astronomers. Remote-sensing techniques have found lost cities; celestial alignments have
shed light on temples and pyramids. But lately the flow of ideas has reversed. Astronomers have realized that our galaxy is an intricately layered place¿a Tel
This article was originally published with the title Galactic Archaeology.