News tagged with star formation

A turbulent birth for stars in merging galaxies

( —Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of French astrophysicists have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called 'starbursts') take place when ...

dateMay 12, 2014 in Astronomy
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Construction secrets of a galactic metropolis

Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well understood. The Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings have been studied for ...

dateOct 15, 2014 in Astronomy
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Granny galaxies discovered in the early universe

( —An international team of astronomers have discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive – not just young, star-forming galaxies in the nursery-room of the early Universe ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Astronomy
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Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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