News tagged with star clusters

Gamma-ray emission from Terzan 5

( -- The H.E.S.S. telescope system in Namibia discovered a new source of very-high-energy gamma-rays from the direction of the globular cluster Terzan 5. Being very likely located in the outer parts of Terzan ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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An Eagle of Cosmic Proportions

( -- Today ESO has released a new and stunning image of the sky around the Eagle Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant star clusters carve out monster columns of dust and gas.

dateJul 16, 2009 in Astronomy
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Image: Pinwheel of star birth

Though the universe is chock full of spiral-shaped galaxies, no two look exactly the same. This face-on spiral galaxy, called NGC 3982, is striking for its rich tapestry of star birth, along with its winding arms.

dateOct 19, 2010 in Astronomy
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WikiGalaxy turns Wikipedia into a galaxy of stars

Owen Cornec, an engineering student studying in Paris, has released a web browser application called WikiGalaxy that gives using Wikipedia a whole new spin. He's used a star/galaxy based analog as a basis for the user interface ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Internet weblog
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Lives and deaths of sibling stars

This beautiful star cluster, NGC 3293, is found 8000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina (The Keel). This cluster was first spotted by the French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1751, during his ...

dateJul 23, 2014 in Astronomy
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A cluster with a secret

(—A new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This ball of tens of thousands of ancient stars is one of the closest and most studied of the globular ...

dateSep 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Building galaxies

( -- Galaxies frequently collide with one another. Our own Milky Way galaxy, for example, and its nearest giant neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are heading towards each other at a rate of about 120 kilometers ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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