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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

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Image: The Lynx Cluster (Ground-Based View, Digitized Sky Survey 2): Location of Lynx Cluster in DSS

The Lynx Cluster (Ground-Based View, Digitized Sky Survey 2): Location of Lynx Cluster in DSS

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This is a 2.5 degree, three-color composite from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 centered on the Lynx galaxy cluster. The blue plate (B) is shown in blue, the red plate (R) in green and the infrared plate (I) in red.

The frame shows the outline of the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-meter Telescope image.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: European Space Agency, NASA, Robert A.E. Fosbury (European Space Agency/Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility, Germany) and the Digitized Sky Survey

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