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Observed Globular Cluster Birth Confirms Cosmic Creation Model

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An article in Nature provides the solution to a problem concerning globular cluster origins. The problem is that bright young stars that would form in abundance when a globular cluster is young would produce stellar winds apparently powerful enough to disperse the cluster. Recently, astronomers observed a rare event in today’s universe: an infusion of gas into a dwarf galaxy that led to the formation of a globular cluster. They noted that gas and dust enshrouding the new cluster was so massive that even the wind from 10,000 young supergiant stars could not blow the cluster apart. This observation explains how in the context of 13.7 billion-year-old big bang universe giant star clusters form when the universe is but 1.5 percent of its present age, how such giant star clusters coalesce to form galaxies, and how such stars and galaxies eventually form a star and a planet that would allow for the existence of life.  

J. L. Turner, et al, “An Extragalactic Supernebula Confined by Gravity,” Nature, 423 (2003), pp. 621-623,

 

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