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News Release 346 of 964

December 11, 2006 01:30 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-54

Heavyweight Stars Light Up Nebula NGC 6357

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Video: Zoom Into Pismis 24

Running Time: 50 seconds

Zooming from an image of a portion of Scorpius centered on NGC 6357 and the Pismis 24 star cluster into images obtained with the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys, which resolve Pismis 24-1 into two stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):