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Articles related to star formation

Browse: Signs of Water Ice Clouds on a Brown Dwarf
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Feature: Black Death
A new study suggests that some galaxies suddenly stop forming stars because the gas they use for star formation is blown away by the activity of their central supermassive black holes.
Out of this World: Probing Stellar Nurseries
David Reneke’s wrap-up of space and astronomy news.
Out of this World: Galactic Cloud Map Takes Shape
Dave Reneke’s wrap-up of space and astronomy news.
Out of this World: Australians Discover the Oldest Star
Astronomers have discovered the oldest known star in the universe, and ice and water vapour have been detected on Ceres.
Out of this World: A New Spin on Star-Forming Galaxies
Astronomers calculate that black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the Sun, and determine why some galaxies are “clumpy” rather than spiral in shape.