Planets can form and survive in insanely dense star clusters

Could you imagine a view of the night sky that looks like this? It’s a star cluster — a region of space in which as many as 10,000 stars are jam-packed to within a few light years of each other. Now, evidence shows that even these areas can give rise to planets, implying that someone out there might actually have this… » 6/27/13 4:00pm 6/27/13 4:00pm

My God, it's really full of stars!

Check out one of our closest looks yet at a globular star cluster, Messier 107, showing how thousands of older stars occupy a relatively small area. Click through for a video zooming in on the fringes of our galaxy. » 12/08/10 11:30am 12/08/10 11:30am