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Gemini Helps Map Larger than Expected Structure of Ancient Supercluster

October 23, 2019

In a recent collaborative study, Gemini Observatory and Subaru Telescope uncover the massive (and larger than expected) structure…
The red objects are zoomed-in figures of the 12 galaxies found in the most distant protocluster. Six of these galaxies were found by Gemini Observatory. Credit: NAOJ/Harikane et al.
Record-Breaking Protocluster Takes Fast-track

September 30, 2019

The discovery of the most distant large-scale cluster of galaxies in the very young Universe has astronomers puzzling…
Hubble Explores the Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud

September 10, 2019

Different structures of star clusters are due to different levels of dynamical aging. Like batches of cookies, stars…
NASA’s Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

May 31, 2019

In this large celestial mosaic taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, there’s a lot to see, including multiple…
Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

March 25, 2019

Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters…
Some of the Stars in this Cluster are Almost as Old as the Universe Itself

November 27, 2018

Some of the Stars in this Cluster are Almost as Old as the Universe Itself While Others Formed…
Aging a Flock of Stars in the Wild Duck Cluster

November 8, 2018

The way they move belies the true ages of the almost 3,000 stars populating one of the richest…
Colourful Celestial Landscape

July 18, 2018

This image shows the star cluster RCW 38, as captured by the HAWK-I infrared imager mounted on ESO’s…
Tarantula Nebula: A Crowded Neighbourhood

May 31, 2018

Taking advantage of the capacities of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile, astronomers…
Dozens of binaries from Milky Way’s globular clusters could be detectable by LISA

May 23, 2018

The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new…
Dense stellar clusters may foster black hole megamergers

April 11, 2018

When LIGO’s twin detectors first picked up faint wobbles in their respective, identical mirrors, the signal didn’t just…
Pleiades in Binoculars

December 26, 2017

When winter is here, so is one of the most magnificent star clusters in the sky, the Pleiades.…
The Famous Beehive Cluster in Binoculars

March 21, 2017

Another marvelous binocular object is coming up in the night sky and in our series of bino view…
The Perseus Double Cluster in Binoculars

December 5, 2016

It’s that season again. And with the long and chilly winter nights awesome binocular objects start populating the…
Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

December 3, 2016

Astronomers studying a cluster of still-forming protogalaxies seen as they were more than 10 billion years ago have…
Astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust

December 2, 2016

Galaxies are often thought of as sparkling with stars, but they also contain gas and dust. Now, a…
The Milky Way’s Ancient Heart

October 13, 2016

VISTA finds remains of archaic globular star cluster A team led by Dante Minniti (Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago,…
Unexpected Excess of Giant Planets in Star Cluster

June 20, 2016

A Chilean, Brazilian and European team led by Roberto Saglia at the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, in Garching,…
Growing pains in a cluster of protostars

November 6, 2015

A Yale-led study has found a cluster of young stars that develop in distinct, episodic spurts. It is…
Searching for orphan stars amid starbirth fireworks

September 30, 2015

Gemini Observatory has released one of the most detailed images ever obtained of emerging gas jets streaming from…
Hubble Sees a Youthful Cluster

August 31, 2015

Shown here in a new image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on board the NASA/ESA…
Sibling Stars in a Star Cluster

August 20, 2015

Open star clusters like the one seen here are not just perfect subjects for pretty pictures. Most stars…
Dense star clusters shown to be binary black hole factories

August 5, 2015

The coalescence of two black holes — a very violent and exotic event — is one of the…
Hiding in Plain Sight: Undergraduates Discover the Densest Galaxies Known

July 29, 2015

Two undergraduates at San José State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known. Similar to…
Hubble Uncovering the Secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

July 20, 2015

Although this cluster of stars gained its name due to its five brightest stars, it is home to…
Where stars collide: Gemini Observatory captures image of ‘stellar jewel-box’

June 20, 2015

Scientists have imaged a cluster of stars, heavily obscured by material in our galaxy, where stars are so…
Seeing where stars collide

June 18, 2015

Scientists have imaged a cluster of stars, heavily obscured by material in our galaxy, where stars are so…
Exiled stars explode far from home

June 5, 2015

Sharp images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope confirm that three supernovae discovered several years ago exploded in…
Retirement in the suburbs: Hubble traces the migration of white dwarfs

May 15, 2015

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, collected a census of young white…
The dark side of star clusters

May 14, 2015

Globular star clusters are huge balls of thousands of stars that orbit most galaxies. They are among the…
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