Eye on the Sky: Stellar Clouds

May 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | Posted in Astronomy, Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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This image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way) was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.  This loose star cluster — known as a stellar grouping — is classified as an OB association.  OB’s usually contain 10-100 high mass stars with brilliant but short lives.  Speculations is that most of the Milky Way’s stars were created in OB associations.

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