Zooming into an Open Star Cluster Yields Unexpected Results

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Duration: 23 seconds

This movie takes a closer loook at Hubble's image of NGC 6791, one of the oldest and largest open clusters known. The detection of white dwarfs that vary in age leads astronomers to rethink the theory that stars found in these clusters develop at the same time from large clouds of interstellar dust and gas.


Tags
Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Open Clusters, Star Clusters

Credits

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

Publication: July 10, 2008


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