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Stellar Babes
Image by NASA/European Space Agency/STSCI/Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory

Within the Milky Way, globular clusters contain the oldest stellar residents of our galaxy. Elsewhere, star clusters can contain relatively young stars, such as the one shown in this Hubble image.This cluster, NGC 1850, is technically a double cluster located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The main cluster is at the center of the image, while the smaller, younger one is seen at lower right. A cloud of gas to the left took its current shape after being compressed as a result of the explosion of massive stars in the main cluster.





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