This super-sharp image could help explain the Milky Way's strange creamy center

The report commented, "The Milky Way's central regions have significantly more of the dense gas and dust that are the building blocks for new stars compared to other parts of the galaxy. Yet, there are 10 times fewer massive stars born here than expected," representatives of the agency wrote in the statement...In other words, there's a lot of raw material for stars swirling around the middle of our galaxy, but it isn't turning into stars the way existing models would predict. Even more strangely, the stars that do form in the region tend to clump together, forming structures like the Quintuplet Cluster and Arches Cluster, according to NASA."

My observation, new star formation (interpreted as young stars) is documented in astronomy but the Big Bang model, star formation rates changed dramatically over time, winding down. Spitzer documented this.

"Combined with multiwavelength data from other instruments, these results show that star formation across the universe peaked between 2.3 and 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang and has been decreasing ever since. Astronomers refer to this period of rampant starbirth as cosmic high noon.", ref. Spitzer's Legacy, Sky & Telescope 139(1):18-25, 2020, January 2020 issue.

In the Milky Way, globular clusters are considered the oldest star clusters in the galaxy, their main-sequence turn-off points are burning down - not up on the H-R star diagram. Globular clusters are not forming today. The trend seems to be star formation winding down as the Milky Way and universe age since the beginning.


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