Star Cluster Pismis NGC Pismis 24 hangs over NGC a nebula about 8000 ly away in Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tight binary orbit. Each star is about 100 times the Sun's mass.
In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster of the largest, hottest, most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster were captured above in visible light by the Wide Field Camera peering through the r
A real shooting star! Mira (MY-rah) is a star that scientists have studied for 400 years. But NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explvery surprising image of Mira. It showed for the first time that Mira has a long tail of dust and light-years long!
infinity-imagined: Super Star Cluster Westerlund This cluster is so massive that it is expected to eventually evolve into a globular cluster. It hosts a dozen O-class hypergiant stars, each one with a luminosity - times greater than that of our Sun.
Also known as the Seven Sisters and the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). Pleiades Deep Field Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy via apod.
is a star cluster located in the about light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy. The Tarantula Nebula is a star forming region, fueled by the star clusters hidden inside. The stars of Hodge 301 formed tens of millions of years ago.
ESO image of the region of the Great Attractor. (Something unseen is attracting the galaxies in the foreground. It might be dark matter or dark energy or perhaps something beyond our causality horizon.
A Nearby Stellar Cradle The Milky Way and other galaxies in the universe harbor many young star clusters and associations that each contain hundreds to thousands of hot, massive, young stars known as O and B stars
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