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Star Clusters

Star clusters are natural groups of stars, from relatively small groups like the Pleiades, to large globular clusters. Note that star clusters here do not include either galaxies (which include many star clusters) or constellations (which are human inventions).

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Formation of a Star Cluster
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Video is from UK Astrophysical Fluids Facility.  An animated scenario about the formation of stars in a cluster and the evolution of a cluster itself. A star that is being formed makes a chain reaction and other stars are born.  Video is of great qua... [more]
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August 23, 2009 at 06:23 AM
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Virgo Cluster
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The findings come from Hubble's survey of more than 11,000 globular clusters in 100 galaxies of various sizes and shapes. All those galaxies are contained in the Virgo Cluster, an assemblage of about 2,000 galaxies that is a mere 54 million light-yea... [more]
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August 23, 2009 at 06:29 AM
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Extreme Star Cluster Bursts Into Life - Hubblecast 09 (HD)
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular image of NGC 3603, located about 20,000 light years away in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.  A giant nebula hosting one of the most prominent massive young clusters in the ... [more]
Found by Barb in Star Clusters
August 23, 2009 at 06:21 AM
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