jan 032013
 
Galaxy Core Spits Particles Flow Caused by Millions of Star Births

  A continuous stream of charged particles is erupting from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This, conclude astronomers on 3 January in Nature, is a by-product of the birth of new stars. The outflow would also seem to play a part in the Milky Way’s magnetic field. One of the authors is astronomer Marijke [continue reading]

nov 062012
 
Cosmic Crisis: Star Formation Decreases Drastically

  In the largest ever study of its kind, an international team of Portuguese, UK, Japanese, Italian and Dutch astronomers has established that the rate of formation of new stars in the Universe is now only 1/30th of its peak and that this decline is only set to continue. The team, led by David Sobral of [continue reading]