Star Cluster

The Core Of The Milky Way Is An Extreme Place

Astronomers always like to look at incredibly violent places.  Violence, in the astronomical sense, makes for rare conditions that can…

1 year ago

Massive stars get kicked out of clusters

The largest stars in the universe tend to be loners, and new research points to the reason why. Although massive…

2 years ago

Huge Stars Can Destroy Nearby Planetary Disks

Westerlund 2 is a star cluster about 20,000 light years away. It's young—only about one or two million years old—and…

2 years ago

Messier 71 – the NGC 6838 Globular Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at…

4 years ago

Newly Discovered Star Cluster Analyzed by Gaia Probe

A new study by a team of international astronomers studies the newly-discovery Gaia 1 star cluster, resulting in new estimates…

5 years ago

Messier 26 – The NGC 6694 Open Star Cluster

Located in the direction of the Scutum Constellation, about 5,000 light years from Earth, is the open star cluster known…

6 years ago

Messier 25 – The IC 4725 Open Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the…

6 years ago

Messier 16 (M16) – The Eagle Nebula

Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the…

6 years ago

Messier 11 (M11) – The Wild Duck Cluster

Welcome back to another edition of Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to Tammy Plotner with a look…

6 years ago

Future Supernova Is Surrounded By Hydrogen Clouds

The faint green glow you see in that picture is not an early harbringer of Hallowe'en spooks. It's hydrogen gas…

9 years ago