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.
Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration
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