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Clusters of Colour

Omega Centauri

Prominent examples of globular clusters in the southern sky include Omega Centauri.

By Christopher Usher and Duncan Forbes

Determining why some globular clusters are blue while others are red is at the heart of understanding how galaxies assembled.

Christopher Usher is a PhD student and Duncan Forbes a Professor in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology.

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