Thursday, August 11

Astronomy

Mysterious blue blobs could be galactic ‘belly flops,’ astronomers say
Astronomy

Mysterious blue blobs could be galactic ‘belly flops,’ astronomers say

UArizona astronomers have identified a new class of star system. The collection of mostly young blue stars are seen here using the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys. Credit: Michael Jones University of Arizona astronomers have identified five examples of a new class of stellar system. They're not quite galaxies and only exist in isolation. The new stellar systems contain only young, blue stars, which are distributed in an irregular patt...