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Hubble images remarkable double cluster

Hubble images remarkable double cluster

Date: 10 July 2001
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 1850, Double Cluster
Location: Large Magellanic Cloud
Copyright: ESA, NASA and Martino Romaniello (European Southern Observatory, Germany)

Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our neighbouring dwarf galaxies, this young globular-like star cluster is surrounded by a pattern of filamentary nebulosity that is thought to have been created during supernova blasts. It consists of a main globular cluster in the centre and a younger, smaller cluster, seen below and to the right, composed of extremely hot, blue stars and fainter, red T-Tauri stars. This wide variety of stars allows a thorough study of star formation processes.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Feb-2024 22:02 UT

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