Archive: 01/06/2011

Understanding stellar birth using old star clusters

It is now known that most, if not all, of the stars in our Galaxy were born in star clusters. These spherical groupings contain anywhere from a few tens to several million members all milling about under the influence of ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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'Oddball' star cluster is a hybrid, astronomer finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists will tell you that the romantic idea is factually true: we are made of the same stuff as stars. In fact, all chemical elements heavier than helium are made in the stars, and research into how the ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail

(AP) -- Computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists, Google Inc. said Wednesday.

dateJun 01, 2011 in Internet
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