Blue blobs turn out to be orphan star clusters made of gas cast-off from galaxies

Blue blobs turn out to be orphan star clusters made of gas cast-off from galaxies

Astronomers have discovered a new kind of star system: Elongated and clumpy clusters of young, hot, blue stars, formed out of gas blown out of a galaxy as it rams its way through a galaxy cluster. Everything about that sentence is awesome. While these stellar systems were found on purpose — in that the astronomers were …

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