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Unique stellar system: Home to hundreds of undiscovered black holes

Unique stellar system: Home to hundreds of undiscovered black holes

From this, the researchers showed that the unexplainable dynamical apparent youth is an effect of the large black hole population.

'Living fossil' from early days of Milky Way identified

The cluster, known as Terzan 5 -- 19,000 light-years from Earth -- harbours stars of hugely different ages -- an age-gap of roughly seven billion years -- and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxy's past and its present, the study said.

Hubble discovers ten billion-year old stellar dance

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided a delightful view of the crowded stellar encampment called Messier 68, a spherical, star-filled region of space known as a globular cluster.

VISTA captures image of vast ball of stars

About 160 globular clusters have been spotted encircling our galaxy, the Milky Way, mostly toward its bulging centre.

Gamma ray burst may have caused mass extinction

Gamma ray burst, which occurred in a colossal group of stars called a globular cluster may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth 440 million years ago.