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StarTeachers 2005 Biographies

En Español - Versión adaptada en Chile

Embargoed until 9:30 am (HST)/4:30 pm (Chile) Thursday December 9th.

Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observes Remains of Massive Star Cluster Near Milky Way's Galactic Center

Using archived science verification data from the Hokupa'a/QUIRC Adaptive Optics system on Gemini North, a French/US team of astronomers led by Jean-Pierre Maillard of the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris has confirmed the physical association of a cluster of massive stars in the infrared source IRS 13 near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.