Constructing the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram for Globular Star Cluster

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Duration: 1 minute, 33 seconds

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.

Features, Globular Clusters, HD Video, Star Clusters


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

Publication: October 26, 2010

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