A star cluster once thought to be part of the spectacular Orion Nebula is actually a separate celestial entity. Scientists using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii found that the star cluster NGC 1980 is a distinct, massive bunch of stars in front of the Orion nebula, which at a range of 1,500 light-years is Earth's closest known star factory. The cluster is huddled unevenly around the star iota Ori at the southern tip of the sword in the famed Orion constellation.

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A star cluster once thought to belong to the Orion Nebula is actually a separate entity, scientists say. A powerful telescope camera made the star cluster NGC 1980 find.

Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula - What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole nebula? Star formation. Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC 410, lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The cloud of glowing gas is over 100 light-years across, sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from embedded open star cluster NGC 1893

Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula - What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole nebula? Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC lies about light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The cloud

Messier 5 ~ A globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more, bound by gravity and…

Messier 5 ~ A globular star cluster, stars or more, bound by gravity…

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Super Star Cluster #Westerlund2! This cluster is so massive that it is expected…

infinity-imagined: Super Star Cluster Westerlund This cluster is so massive that it is expected to eventually evolve into a globular cluster. It hosts a dozen O-class hypergiant stars, each one with a luminosity - times greater than that of our Sun.

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Hubble Space Telescope image of the R136 super star cluster, near the center of the 30 Doradus Nebula, also known as the Tarantula Nebula or NGC 2070.

Hubble Telescope image of the super star cluster, near the center of the 30 Doradus Nebula, aka the Tarantula Nebula or NGC

astronomicalwonders:   Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud…

Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud Hubble peered into a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 (top). The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies.

NGC 6193 and NGC 6188 ~ At the center left of the image is the open star cluster NGC 6193, containing around thirty bright stars and forming the heart of the Ara OB1 association. The Rim Nebula, or NGC 6188, is visible to the right of the cluster. This is the most detailed view of this region yet achieved. (ESO VLT Survey Telescope)

Center left: open star cluster NGC containing around thirty bright stars and forming the heart of the Ara association. The Rim Nebula, or NGC is visible to the right of the cluster. This is the most detailed view of this region yet achieved

A Comet and a ClusterThis beautiful image shows the comet Lovejoy as it moves past the Pleiades Cluster. While the Pleiades Star Cluster has been studied for thousands of years, the comet Lovejoy was only discovered in August of 2014 by the amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy. Terry’s passion for astronomy lead him to discover the first comet from ground-based observation in over 40 years.Credit: AmazingSky.com/Terry Lovejoy

A Comet and a Cluster. This beautiful image shows the comet Lovejoy as it moves past the Pleiades Cluster. While the Pleiades Star Cluster has been studied for thousands of years, the comet Lovejoy was only discovered in August of 2014 by the amateur astr

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Star Cluster Pismis NGC Pismis 24 hangs over NGC a nebula about 8000 ly away in Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tight binary orbit. Each star is about 100 times the Sun's mass.

Beautiful Yellow and Bright Blue Nebula

Star Cluster on Collision Course (Hubble Space Telescope) Canvas Print by NASA

'Star Cluster on Collision Course (Hubble Space Telescope)' by NASA Canvas Print

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