Stars outside the Galaxies.
In the beginning of 1998 scientists for the first time discovered suns outside the galaxies. Billions of such individual stars seem to wander through the empty Universe. If these observations appear to be correct, than the astronomers have overlooked half of all stars until now.
The solitary suns transmit such little light that they cannot be observed not even by the largest telescopes. The rambling suns were traced when the telescope of La Palma was pointed to an 'empty' part of the Universe. The observers encountered gaseous remains of burnt-out stars; from the amount of burnt-out stars the quantity of suns behind the galaxies area was determined.
These stars would be flung out by collisions between Galaxies, which occured repeatedly in the early period of the Universe. The discovery could mean that the Universe contains much more matter than accepted until now on the base of the Galaxies. Possibly new conclusions about the possible end of the Universe may be excepted now.