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A Tale of Three Stellar Cities

27 Jul 2017, 10:00 UTC
A Tale of Three Stellar Cities ESO/G. Beccari

Using new observations from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope, astronomers have discovered three different populations of young stars within the Orion Nebula Cluster. This unexpected discovery adds very valuable new insights for the understanding of how such clusters form. It suggests that star formation might proceed in bursts, where each burst occurs on a much faster time-scale than previously thought.

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