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October 30, 2003 05:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-32

Megastar-Birth Cluster is Biggest, Brightest and Hottest Ever Seen


Video: Interview with Dr. Robert Fosbury: A Friday Discovery

Running Time: 21 seconds

Dr. Robert A.E. Fosbury, of the European Space Agency's Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility in Germany, tells how the Lynx arc discovery began. "One Friday afternoon a colleague walked in waving a sheet of paper vigorously. The plot showed a spectrum of a mysterious arc in the Lynx cluster. It had already been passed around to the members of the cluster collaboration, but nobody was able to recognize the type of object."

Credit: ESA, Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre (M. Kornmesser and L.L. Christensen), and NASA

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