View Full Version : Star Clusters Could Be Galaxy Remnants

2005-Sep-13, 03:54 AM
SUMMARY: Globular star clusters - groupings of millions stars in close formation - are some of the most beautiful objects in the sky. Our own Milky Way has about 200 of them, but astronomers believe we used to have many more. Astronomers think that these star clusters might actually be all that remains from irregular dwarf galaxies were consumed by the Milky Way and had their outer stars stripped away. A team from Harvard and the Carnegie Institute of Washington observed 14 globular clusters in a distant galaxy, and realized that they're so large, they nearly overlap the size of small galaxies, and have many similar characteristics.

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