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Ancient Globular Clusters Cradle Supermassive Stars

    Ancient Globular Clusters Cradle Supermassive Stars By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our majestic barred-spiral Milky Way Galaxy is surrounded by more than 150 ancient globular clusters, each hosting hundreds of thousands of sparkling stars that are packed tightly together and held in place by gravity. Globular clusters are spherical collections of stars that orbit around the core of their…

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Interstellar Dust From Our Solar System’s Birth

    Interstellar Dust From Our Solar System’s Birth By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Sun formed from the jumbled leftovers of the nuclear-fusing furnaces of earlier generations of stars–and like other stars, it was born within a dense, frigid blob cradled within one of the giant, dark, interstellar molecular clouds that float through our Milky Way Galaxy in huge numbers….

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