“Million-Year Birth” –Hubble Captures Fiery Creation of a Giant Star Cluster

"A Million-Year Birth" --Hubble Captures Fiery Creation of a Giant Star Cluster

 

Most stars in the universe –including our life-giving Population 1, main-sequence Sun, one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, that formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago–are formed a massive star clusters created from the violent gravitational collapse of matter within a region of a large molecular cloud. These clusters are the building blocks of galaxies, but their actual formation from these dense clouds is a mystery.

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