Web edition: September 4, 2012
The recently discovered Phoenix cluster is a big deal. About 6 billion light-years away, it’s home to thousands of galaxies and a huge black hole. Phoenix also is the fastest known star-making factory, a new study finds.
One would expect this cluster to produce fewer than one star per year. Instead “it’s producing 740,” observes MIT astrophysicist Michael McDonald.
N. Drake. Giant cluster phenomenally fertile. Science News Online, August 16, 2012. [Go to]