Globular clusters

Globular clusters rotate around common axis

While studying some of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin and Germany`s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) found that the stars at the centers of these clusters are rotating around a common axis.

May 10, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

Hubble spots largest known population of star clusters

NASA`s Hubble space telescope has discovered the largest known population of globular star clusters - an estimated 160,000 - more than two billion light years away from Earth.

Sep 13, 2013, 17:00 PM IST

Artificial guide star allows better view of globular cluster

Astronomers at the SOAR and CTIO have obtained sharp stellar images using a new instrument dubbed SAM, for SOAR Adaptive Module, which creates an artificial laser guide star.

May 01, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

Dark matter could be more mundane than thought

Several tiny stars in globular clusters could account for mysterious dark matter, which is believed to constitute over 80 per cent of the universe’s matter, a new study has revealed.

Jan 09, 2012, 20:48 PM IST