Hubblecast 04: Hubble Finds Multiple Stellar 'Baby Booms' in a Globular Cluster

New Hubble observations of the massive globular cluster NGC 2808 provide evidence that it has three generations of stars instead of one as current theories predict.

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Dr. Giampaolo Piotto

Dr. Piotto is a professor at the Astronomy Department at University of Padua (Università di Padova) in Italy. He is a researcher and an expert in globular clusters.

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Dr. Luigi Bedin

Luigi BEDIN, or just quot;Rolly", is an Italian astronomer who does research in stellar populations and extrasolar planets. In his research he uses high precision astrometric and photometric techniques. Since September 2004 Rolly has been working at the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) in Garching, Germany, and recently he has joined the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, USA, as an European Space Agency (ESA) astronomer.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen), Daniel Verschatse - Observatorio Antilhue - Chile

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Release date:2 May 2007, 15:00
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