View Full Version : Twin Open Clusters by Hubble

2006-Apr-19, 06:56 PM
SUMMARY: The Hubble Space Telescope has captured these stunning images of open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The two clusters are about 200,000 light years away, and are roughly 65 light-years across. Clusters like this contain young stars roughly the same age, and born from the same cloud of interstellar gas. These clusters will eventually be broken apart by the gravity of other stars, gas clouds and clusters.

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2008-Aug-06, 03:55 PM
I wish there were more information on NGC-290, but even the Hubble website has less than the BAUT does.