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Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters

11 Nov 2018, 20:00 UTC
Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook

The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings – a star cluster – but these early companions are now scattered throughout our Milky Way galaxy.

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