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Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars

  Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars This rich and dense smattering of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way. Globular clusters are denser and more spherical than open star ...

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Celestial Cat Meets Cosmic Lobster

Click for a full size image The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects ...

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NGC 6334 , The Cat’s Paw Nebula

Highlights from the infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about ...

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Astronomers crack the Fried Egg Nebula

This visible light wide-field image of the region around the yellow hypergiant star IRAS 17163-3907 was created from photographs taken through … Astronomers crack the Fried Egg Nebula Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), teams from The ...

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