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Young, hot and blue: Stars in the cluster NGC 2547

( —This pretty sprinkling of bright blue stars is the cluster NGC 2547, a group of recently formed stars in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sail). This image was taken using the Wide Field Imager on the ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Astronomy
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Gravitational telescope creates space invader mirage

(—The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful available to astronomers, but sometimes it too needs a helping hand. This comes in the form of Einstein's general theory of relativity, which makes ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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Sweeping the dust from a cosmic lobster

(—A new image from ESO's VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 ...

dateFeb 20, 2013 in Astronomy
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'A drop of ink on the luminous sky'

This part of the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) is one of the richest star fields in the whole sky—the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. The huge number of stars that light up this region dramatically emphasise the ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble finds appearances can be deceptive

(—Globular clusters are roughly spherical collections of extremely old stars, and around 150 of them are scattered around our galaxy. Hubble is one of the best telescopes for studying these, as its extremely high ...

dateJan 28, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble focuses on 'the great attractor'

(—A busy patch of space has been captured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Scattered with many nearby stars, the field also has numerous galaxies in the background.

dateJan 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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