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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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Galactic Archaeologists Build A Stellar Family Tree

Galactic Archaeologists Build A Stellar Family Tree By Judith E Braffman-Miller Traditional archaeologists uncover the many mysteries of our ancient human ancestors by digging for the lingering remains of long-lost civilizations that can be excavated and observed today. Astronomers are now borrowing the same principles applied in archaeology and biology in order to piece together the mysterious family tree of…

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