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Where do new stars form in galaxies?

Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way are studded with cold clouds of hydrogen gas and dust, like chocolate chips in a loaded Toll House cookie.

Astronomers have long focused on these so-called molecular clouds, suspecting that they are hotspots for star formation. But are they?

After a thorough analysis of the molecular clouds in a nearby spiral galaxy, an international team …

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