Star cluster

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin

'Ghost' cluster may reveal Milky Way's origin

A unique star cluster is a remnant of the earliest days of the Milky Way, as analyzed by a team of astronomers.

Dec 11, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Nearby `dwarf` galaxy home to many large star clusters

 A team of Tel Aviv University and UCLA astronomers have discovered a remarkable cluster of more than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy very near our own.

Jun 10, 2015, 12:47 PM IST
Astronomers observe wayward star cluster in Milky Way's 'suburbs'

Astronomers observe wayward star cluster in Milky Way's 'suburbs'

Astronomers have recently observed star cluster in Milky Way's suburbs that seems oddly out of place.

Mar 04, 2015, 20:39 PM IST

Chandra observatory gives new insight into star cluster formation

Researchers have used data from NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, to make an important advance in understanding how clusters of stars are formed.

May 08, 2014, 09:43 AM IST

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

A galaxy known as M87 has thrown an entire star cluster named HVGC-1 (hypervelocity globular cluster) is now on a fast journey to nowhere.

May 01, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Exoplanet orbiting solar twin found in distant star cluster

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a solar twin 2500 light-years away, according to a new study.

Jan 16, 2014, 00:57 AM IST

Black hole discovered in star cluster M62

Researchers have found evidence of another black hole in a globular cluster known as M62.

Nov 06, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

New star cluster identified in front of Orion nebula

Orion Nebula, the most studied star formation region in space, is actually a complicated mix of these two star clusters, a new study has revealed.

Nov 14, 2012, 15:41 PM IST