Chinese astronomers discover over 1,600 new star clusters

Chinese astronomers discover over 1,600 new star clusters

Distribution of newly found candidate (crosses) and known (dots) star clusters in galactic fields. The colors indicate the parallax of each cluster. Credit: He et al., 2022. By analyzing data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, astronomers from China West Normal University have detected 1,656 new star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy. The finding was featured …

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