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Chinese astronomers discover more than 1,600 new star clusters

Chinese astronomers discover more than 1,600 new star clusters

Distribution of the newly found candidates (crosses) and known (dots) star clusters in the Galactic fields. The colors indicate the parallax of each cluster. Credit: He et al., 2022. By analyzing the data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, astronomers from the China West Normal University have detected 1,656 new star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy. …

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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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