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News Release 303 of 967

January 8, 2008 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-02

Hubble Finds that "Blue Blobs" in Space Are Orphaned Clusters of Stars

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Video: Hubble Zooms in on Dwarf Galaxy

Running Time: 30 seconds

This is a zoom into the dwarf irregular galaxy called Holmberg IX. It resides just off the outer edge of M81, a large spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Video starts with a backyard view of Ursa Major. Camera zooms into the M81 and M82 galaxy pair. Scene ends with close-up view of Holmberg IX, where Hubble Space Telescope resolves over 20,000 stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

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Hubble Zooms in on Dwarf Galaxy Running Time: 30 seconds