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Fossil star clusters reveal their age

Using a new age-dating method, an international team of astronomers has determined that ancient star clusters formed in two distinct epochs โ€“ the first 12.5 billion years ago and the second 11.5 billion years ago.

dateJul 27, 2015 in Astronomy
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NASA image: Stellar sparklers that last

While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time. NGC 1333 is a star cluster populated with many young stars that are less ...

dateJul 03, 2015 in Astronomy
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The hunt for ET will boost Australian astronomy

It's already an exciting time for Australia in the field of astronomy and space science. But we've just received an astronomical boost with the announcement of CSIRO's role with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation's (BPF) US$100 ...

dateJul 21, 2015 in Astronomy
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