nov 142012
A Separate Star Cluster Found in Front of the Orion Nebula Cluster

  Using images from the 340 Mpx MegaCam camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) from the summit of Mauna Kea, astronomers identified the massive cluster of young stars NGC 1980 to be a clearly separate entity from the main cluster of the most studied star formation region in the Galaxy. A technique relying on the [continue reading]

nov 022012
A Massive Black Hole Exists in the Sword of Orion!

  An international team of astrophysicists, including UQ’s Dr Holger Baumgardt, has shed light on the long-standing mystery of the binding force behind a cluster of unruly and rapidly swirling stars located in the famous Sword of Orion. Overview image of the Orion Nebula with the star cluster at its center.  The possible black hole would [continue reading]