halo population

halo population

[′hā·lō ‚päp·yə‚lā·shən]
(astronomy)
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Moreover, the age distribution of the new dwarf stars fits the age distribution expected of white dwarfs in the galaxy's disk rather than a halo population, according to Brad M.
Massive, bright blue stars belonging to the halo population died long ago, so the brightest remaining stars are red giants.
Halo populations of white dwarfs pose serious problems, Richer notes.