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One of the Most Curious Objects in the Sky Delights Astronomers Again


August 29, 2007

central starburst region of the dwarf galaxy
Edwin Hubble once called IC 10 "one of the most curious objects in the sky," and new observations of the extremely faint, lightweight dwarf galaxy are giving scientists new clues about how populations of stars are born. Though the properties of stars is one of the most well-studied topics in astronomy, scientists still don't fully understand all the mechanisms involved in star formation and evolution.
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