Globular Clusters

Webb Sees Globular Clusters Forming in the Early Universe

Picture the Universe's ancient beginnings. In the vast darkness, light was emitted from a particular galaxy only 460 million years…

2 weeks ago

This Globular Cluster is Plunging Toward the Milky Way’s Centre

Globular clusters (GCs) are spherical groups of stars held together by mutual gravity. Large ones can have millions of stars,…

6 months ago

The Milky Way’s Stolen Globular Clusters

Modern astronomy holds that all major galaxies (with the Milky Way as no exception) are the accumulation of numerous small…

9 months ago

The Hubble Imaged Some Globular Clusters in an Unusual Place: Near the Milky Way’s Centre

Our galaxy has about 200 Globular Clusters (GCs,) and most of them are in the galaxy's halo. Astronomers think most…

10 months ago

Where Are the Missing Black Holes? The Hubble May Have Helped Find One

Most black holes are stellar mass black holes. They're created when a star several times more massive than our Sun…

1 year ago

New Clues to the Formation of Globular Clusters: Their Ultramassive Stars

New images from JWST have revealed the light from a globular cluster in this earliest epoch, showing that it contains…

1 year ago

Globular Star Clusters are Constantly Kicking Stars out of the Galaxy

All the stars we can see with the naked eye are part of the Milky Way. The gravitational power of…

1 year ago