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Diversity in ages of stars noted in distant cluster

  • COURTESY NASA/ESA/HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE/F. FERRARO

    An international team of astronomers has revealed an unusual mix of stars in the stellar cluster known as Terzan 5 in the Milky Way’s Galactic Bulge.

Analyzing data from the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea and other sources, an Italian-led team of astronomers have gleaned surprising new insight into a cluster of stars first discovered 40 years ago — insight that could help to further understanding of how the Milky Way formed. Read more

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