Hubble images remarkable double cluster

Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our neighbouring dwarf galaxies, this young globular-like star cluster is surrounded by a pattern of filamentary nebulosity that is thought to have been created during supernova blasts. It consists of a main globular cluster in the centre and a younger, smaller cluster, seen below and to the right, composed of extremely hot, blue stars and fainter, red T-Tauri stars. This wide variety of stars allows a thorough study of star formation processes.

Credit:

ESA, NASA and Martino Romaniello (European Southern Observatory, Germany)

About the Image

Id:heic0108a
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0108
Size:2210 x 1546 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1850
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:180000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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