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Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike


August 31, 2014

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The chemical uniformity of stars in the same cluster is the result of turbulent mixing in the clouds of gas where star formation occurs, according to a study by astrophysicists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Their results show that even stars that don't stay together in a cluster will share a chemical fingerprint with their siblings, which can be used to trace them to the same birthplace. Full Story

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