globular clusters

A Cluster of Black Holes Found Inside a Globular Cluster of Stars

Globular clusters can be home to lots of stellar-mass black holes, rather than a single intermediate mass black hole.

3 months ago

7% of the Stars in the Milky Way’s Center Came From a Single Globular Cluster That Got Too Close and Was Broken Up

The heart of the Milky Way can be a mysterious place. A gigantic black hole resides there, and it's surrounded…

7 months ago

A Globular Cluster was Completely Dismantled and Turned Into a Ring Around the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers discovered some surprising when studying a debris ring around our Milky Way: the remnants of…

9 months ago

Hubble Captured a Photo of This Huge Spiral Galaxy, 2.5 Times Bigger than the Milky Way With 10 Times the Stars

This galaxy looks a lot like our own Milky Way galaxy. But while our galaxy is actively forming lots of…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find One of the Sun’s Sibling Stars. Born From the Same Solar Nebula Billions of Years Ago

The AMBRE project, an international consortium of astronomers, was able to find a star that formed with our Sun (and…

2 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 497: Update on Globular Clusters

Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn't matter, they're awesome and we're here to update you…

3 years ago

Globular Clusters Might not be as Old as Astronomers Thought. Like, Billions of Years Younger

According to a new study by a team of astronomers, globular clusters are several billion years younger than previously thought.

3 years ago

A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster

An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster

3 years ago

Messier 12 (M12) – The NGC 6118 Globular Cluster

Messier 12, a globular cluster located some 15,700 light-years from Earth, is one of the brightest objects in the Ophiuchus…

5 years ago

NGC 2419: Wayward Globular or the Milky Way’s Own?

Turns out, we may not know our extragalactic neighbors as well as we thought. One of the promises held forth…

6 years ago