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Wide-field view of the Andromeda Galaxy
2012-06-02 08:41:25

Unfortunately, stars don't have birth certificates. So, astronomers have a tough time figuring out their ages. Knowing a star's age is critical for understanding how our Milky Way galaxy built itself up over billions of years from smaller galaxies.

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2007-01-11 00:15:00

Astronomers have discovered the most distant population of star clusters ever seen, hidden behind one of the nearest such clusters to Earth.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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