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October 26, 2010 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-28

Hubble Data Used to Look 10,000 Years into the Future


Video: Constructing the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram for Globular Star Cluster

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A Hubble Space Telescope color image of the core of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri is used to construct a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of the stellar populations in the cluster. When stars are sorted by brightness and color they can be used to create a graph that astronomers use to trace stellar evolution.

"Making a Color-Magnitude Diagram for Globular Cluster Omega Centauri"
— Microsoft PowerPoint presentation by J. Anderson

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Anderson, R. van der Marel, G. Bacon, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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