Dense Clouds of Star-Forming Gas Unexpectedly Discovered in WLM Dwarf Galaxy

A nearby dwarf irregular galaxy called the Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM) poses an intriguing mystery: how is it able to form large star clusters without the dusty, gas-rich environments found in larger galaxies? According to an international team of astronomers from the U.S., Chile, and UK, the answer lies in an unexpected population of compact interstellar clouds [...] —> Read More