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Over the years, astronomers have come up with three explanations for how blue stragglers cover their age: Each straggler could have collided with another star and absorbed matter from it; it could have existed in a star trio and merged with a companion; or it could have stolen mass from another star.
Analysing the observational data, the team found that a few clusters appeared young, with blue straggler stars distributed throughout, while a larger group appeared old, with the blue stragglers clumped in the centre.
Long after all the other hot, massive stars in a cluster have aged away to red-gianthood, blue stragglers continue to burn with the heat and brilliance of an extended youth.
For over centuries, astronomers and scientists have explored the space to spot the blue stragglers, popularly known as the Vampire stars to study the unique mechanism of formation of these stars.
At least one straggler has crossed $100 million after Labor Day each year since 1999, and, appropriately, this year's candidate is late-bloomer laffer "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," which reached $82.
However, after officers raced to the scene, they found a worse-for-wear party straggler in fancy dress attempting to make off with a traffic cone, according to a witness at the scene.
The standard explanation is that a blue straggler acquired fresh new mass late in life from another star.
Along the way, Howl's haunt picks up a straggler, Sophie, a dutifully unhappy youngster (Emily Mortimer) transformed into an elderly woman (Simmons) by the mercurial Witch of the Waste (Bacall).
It was not until 1915 that the two police units worked together in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, focusing on traffic and straggler control.
A fifth straggler, however, turns out to be so massive that it could only have formed by the collision of three or more stars, Saffer's team calculates.
Blue Straggler Stars "A puzzling feature of many globular clusters is the presence in them of an appreciable number of fairly hot stars, in apparent defiance of the modern theory of stellar evolution.
A team of astronomers used Hubble to study the blue straggler star content in Messier 30, which formed 13 billion years ago and was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier.