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Hubble Space Telescope captures gorgeous star studs

Image of the Hubble Space Telescope of the open cluster NGC1755. Credits: ESA / Hubble & NASA, A. Milone, G.Gilmour

The open cluster NGC1755 resembles the salt knobs scattered on the black tablecloth in this image. NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope..This collection of stars exists in one Milky WayThe Large Magellanic Cloud near is measuring 120 light-years to the left and right. Despite this impressive width, NGC1755 is a member of the smaller class of clusters.A cluster is a collection of stars bound by gravity, and there are two main types — small. Open NGC1755, the host of young stars, and clusters like giant stars spherical A cluster that can contain millions of old stars.

Hubble looked at the center of NGC1755 to better understand how different populations of stars can coexist in a single cluster. Populations of stars are groups of stars with similar characteristics such as age and chemical composition, which provide astronomers with valuable insights into the birth, life, and death of stars. The Magellanic Clouds cluster is a particularly useful natural laboratory due to its proximity to the Milky Way. Hubble’s Eagle Eye Vision was an important asset in observing NGC 1755. Hubble’s high-performance Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3 were able to distinguish individual stars in the cluster because so many stars were packed into a small area of ​​the sky.

Hubble Space Telescope captures gorgeous star studs Hubble Space Telescope captures gorgeous star studs

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