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Researchers Suggest Answer to Universal Question: Why Aren't There More Stars?
August 21, 2012
A possible answer to why aren't there more stars presented itself while researchers at Boston University used new data from the Galactic Plane Infrared Polarization Survey (GPIPS) to create the first complete map of magnetic field strength in a large, interstellar gas cloud.
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