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New Observations Suggest Our Galaxy Contains 100 Billion Failed Stars

New research suggests our galaxy contains as many as 100 billion brown dwarfs — a type of celestial object that didn’t have quite what it takes to become a fully-fledged star. The finding shows just how ubiquitous brown dwarfs really are, and how many false starts are involved in the formation of new stars. Read More >>

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Our Best Glimpse Yet of a Triple Star System Being Born

Using the ALMA telescope, astronomers have captured an exceptionally clear image of a triple protostar system still in the early stages of development. The new image is providing fresh insights into multi-star systems and how they come into existence. Read More >>

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Astronomers Have Discovered the Most Desolate Place in the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge expanse of space near the centre of the Milky Way that’s devoid of young stars. This stellar desert extends for 8,000 light-years from the galactic core — and it hasn’t produced new stars for hundreds of millions of years. Read More >>