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Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

August 31, 2014

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Early, fast, turbulent mixing of gas within giant molecular clouds--the birthplaces of stars--means all stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical "tag" or "DNA fingerprint," write astrophysicists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. the astrophysicists report on the results of computational simulations in the journal Nature, published online Aug. 31, 2014.Full Story

University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center

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