Today’s Spotlight features a Hubble Space Telescope image, courtesy of NASA and edited by Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT, of the Perseus galaxy cluster.
A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning out millions more stars, based on the amount of interstellar gas available.
Now researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and Michigan State University have pieced together a theory describing how clusters of galaxies may regulate star formation. They describe their framework this week in the journal Nature
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