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Hubble hones in on a hypergiant's home
This beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever discovered. (2017-03-10)
Monster super star cluster discovered in Milky Way
European astronomers, including a scientist from Cardiff University, have discovered the largest known star cluster in the Milky Way. (2005-03-24)
Neutron star discovered where black hole was expected
A very massive star collapsed to form a neutron star and not a black hole as anticipated, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2005-11-02)
First Double Star satellite successfully launched
This evening, the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) successfully launched TC-1, the first of two scientific satellites known as Double Star. (2003-12-29)
Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. (2015-06-23)
Hubble's journey to the center of our galaxy
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster, the most massive and densest star cluster in our galaxy. (2016-03-31)
Super-star clusters may be born small and grow by coalescing
A trio of massive, young star clusters found embedded in a star cloud may shed light on the formation of super-star clusters and globular clusters. (2005-01-11)
Discovery of a very massive, isolated star in a nearby galaxy
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the discovery of a very massive, isolated star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (2011-05-25)
Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy
The galaxy known as M87 has a fastball that would be the envy of any baseball pitcher. (2014-04-30)
UBC-led team uncovers faintest stars ever seen in ancient star cluster
An international team of astronomers led by UBC professor Harvey Richer has uncovered the faintest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster, bringing scientists closer to revealing the formation time of one of the earliest generations of stars in the Universe. (2006-08-17)
Million-star cluster in nearby galaxy reported
A small, bizarre cluster of a million young stars - including more than 4,000 massive (2003-06-05)
The cosmic Christmas ghost
Just like Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol takes us on a journey into past, present and future in the time of only one Christmas Eve, two of ESO's telescopes captured various stages in the life of a star in a single image. (2005-12-23)
Hubble takes flight with the toucan and the cluster
NGC 299 is an open star cluster located within the Small Magellanic Cloud just under 200,000 light-years away. (2016-11-04)
A simple view of gravity does not fully explain the distribution of stars in crowded clusters
Gravity remains the dominant force on large astronomical scales, but when it comes to stars in young star clusters the dynamics in these crowded environments cannot be simply explained by the pull of gravity. (2013-02-20)
SMA reveals giant star cluster in the making
W49A might be one of the best-kept secrets in our galaxy. (2013-12-16)
More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy
An extremely hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases is forming more than a million young stars in a tiny nearby galaxy, an international team of astronomers reports March 19 in the journal Nature. (2015-03-18)
Many comets originally formed in other solar systems: Queen's University astronomer
Many of the most well known comets in history, including Halley, Hale-Bopp and McNaught, may have been born in orbit around other stars and not the sun, according to a new study by Queen's University astronomy professor Martin Duncan and an international team of astronomers. (2010-06-10)
First low-mass star detected in globular cluster
Even the most powerful high-tech telescopes are barely able to record remote low-mass and thus faint stars. (2011-12-15)
Star on a Hubble diet
High-resolution observations from Hubble have shed light on the real mass of a star previously believed to be amongst the heaviest known in our Milky Way. (2006-12-11)
Double Star TC-1 completes its mission
TC-1, one of the two satellites of the CNSA/ESA Double Star mission, was decommissioned on Oct. (2007-10-16)
The drifting star
By studying in great detail the (2008-04-15)
Globular clusters tell tale of star formation in nearby galaxy metropolis
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has identified thousands of more than 5 billion year-old globular clusters in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. (2008-08-05)
Stripped down: Hubble highlights 2 galaxies that are losing it
A newly released set of images, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope before the recent Servicing Mission, highlight the ongoing drama in two galaxies in the Virgo Cluster affected by a process known as (2009-09-30)
Supernova radioisotopes show sun was born in star cluster, scientists say
The death of a massive nearby star billions of years ago offers evidence the sun was born in a star cluster, say astronomers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2006-10-04)
Record-breaking galaxy cluster discovered
Michael McDonald, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT, and Bradford Benson, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, discuss today's announcement at a NASA press conference of the discovery of the Phoenix Cluster -- a galaxy cluster for the record books. (2012-08-15)
Details of solar particles penetrating the Earth's environment revealed
Co-ordinated efforts by China/ESA's Double Star and ESA's Cluster spacecraft have allowed scientists to zero in on an area where energetic particles from the Sun are blasting their way through the Earth's magnetic shield. (2006-10-03)
Largest collection of anomalous white dwarfs observed in new Hubble images
Twenty-four unusual stars, 18 of them newly discovered, have been observed in new Hubble telescope images. (2009-04-23)
Hubble's sweeping view of the Coma Galaxy Cluster
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the magnificent starry population of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies, one of the densest known galaxy collections in the Universe. (2008-06-10)
Hubble sees faintest stars in a globular cluster
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered what astronomers are reporting as the dimmest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster. (2006-08-17)
Extreme star cluster bursts into life in new Hubble image
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular image of NGC 3603, a giant nebula hosting one of the most prominent massive young clusters in the Milky Way, thus supplying a prime template for star formation studies. (2007-10-02)
Close encounters of the stellar kind
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has confirmed that close encounters between stars form X-ray emitting, double-star systems in dense globular star clusters. (2003-07-30)
Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation
The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1,300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. (2016-12-09)
Cluster and Double Star witness a new facet of Earth's magnetic behaviour
Five spacecraft from two ESA missions unexpectedly found themselves engulfed by waves of electrical and magnetic energy as they travelled through Earth's night-time shadow on 5 August 2004. (2006-03-30)
Bonn astronomers simulate life and death in the universe
The question of how star clusters are created from interstellar gas clouds and why they then develop in different ways has now been answered by researchers at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn with the aid of computer simulations. (2007-10-29)
Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike
The chemical uniformity of stars in the same cluster is the result of turbulent mixing in the clouds of gas where star formation occurs, according to a study by astrophysicists at UC Santa Cruz. (2014-08-31)
Sun-like stars reveal their ages
A new technique for measuring the age of a star using its spin -- gyrochronology -- is coming into its own. (2014-07-10)
Journey to the center of our galaxy
Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. (2016-03-31)
Chandra reveals nest of tight binaries in dense cluster
Scientists have gazed into an incredibly dense star cluster with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and identified a surprising bonanza of binary stars, including a large number of rapidly rotating neutron stars. (2001-05-16)
Globular clusters could host interstellar civilizations
Globular star clusters are extraordinary in almost every way. They're densely packed, holding a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average. (2016-01-06)
NASA THEMIS mission adds five spacecraft to the Sun-Earth flotilla
Tonight NASA plans to launch its five THEMIS scientific satellites onboard a Delta-2 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida USA, to join the spacefleet of Sun-Earth connection explorers -- four from the ESA Cluster mission and two from the CNSA/ESA Double Star mission. (2007-02-16)
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