Digitized Sky Survey Image of White Dwarf Stars in Hyades Cluster

Digitized Sky Survey Image of White Dwarf Stars in Hyades Cluster

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News release ID: STScI-2013-18
Release Date: May 9, 2013
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

The Hyades is the nearest open star cluster to our solar system, at 150 light-years from Earth. This image is a color composite of red- and blue-filter observations from the ground-based Digitized Sky Survey. The Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph was used to study the spectrum of two white dwarfs that are cluster members.


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Asteroids, Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Solar System, Stars, White Dwarfs

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NASA, STScI, the Digitized Sky Survey, and Z. Levay (STScI)