star clusters

Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes

Globular clusters could be factories of binary black holes

Astronomers have detected dense star clusters that they claim could be the factories of binary black holes.

Jul 30, 2015, 13:29 PM IST
Stars in middle-aged clusters may be of same age

Stars in middle-aged clusters may be of same age

A new study has recently revealed that stars in the large middle-aged clusters at least, appear to be of similar age.

Dec 18, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

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

Spectacular Stellar collisions won`t happen for billions of years from now

Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at University of Warsaw have found that Stellar collisions between the remains of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.

Jul 12, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

Gravity cannot fully explain distribution of stars in crowded clusters

When it comes to stars in young star clusters the dynamics in these crowded environments cannot be simply explained by the pull of gravity, researchers have found.

Feb 21, 2013, 16:05 PM IST

NASA Hubble spots star clusters on collision course

Astronomers have caught two clusters full of massive stars that may be in the early stages of merging.

Aug 17, 2012, 19:10 PM IST

Many star clusters in Milky way originated elsewhere: Study

Around a quarter of the star clusters in Milky way have actually invaded from other galaxies, a new study has found.

Feb 23, 2010, 14:55 PM IST