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Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

2 May 2018, 17:00 UTC
Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

In some ways, star clusters are like giant families with thousands of stellar siblings. These stars come from the same origins — a common cloud of gas and dust — and are bound to one another by gravity. Astronomers think that our Sun was born in a star cluster about 4.6 billion years ago that quickly dispersed.

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