View of a Sun-like star within an open cluster (artist’s impression)

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This video shows an artist's animation of an open star cluster. Most stars, including the Sun, are thought to have formed within open star clusters — groups of thousands of stars loosely bound together by gravity, destined to be spread throughout their host galaxy once the cluster matures and most of its gas disperses.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:heic1321d
Release date:14 November 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1321
Related announcements:ann1311
Duration:27s

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Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos

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