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Masgomas-1: A Very Massive Stellar Cluster

23 May 2012, 16:00 UTC
Masgomas-1: A Very Massive Stellar Cluster

A group of astronomers from IAC and CEFCA have reported the discovery of a massive stellar cluster in the Milky Way. The discovery is part of the MASGOMAS project (MAssive Stars in Galactic Obscured MAssive clusterS), a systematic search for massive galactic stellar clusters.
The massive nature of the cluster has been confirmed using LIRIS imaging, and long-slit and multi-object spectroscopy, on the William Herschel Telescope (WHT).

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