Star cluster of incredible beauty eyes of the Hubble telescope


On the website of the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope) in the Images of the Week section published a beautiful picture of the structure called AFGL 5180. The cluster of stars is strikingly unusual beauty.

This object is a cluster of stars in the constellation of Gemini. Astronomers jokingly call it a star kindergarten, because of the large number of young stars.

Impressive photo of the AFGL 5180 cluster


In the central part of the photo is a massive luminary in the process of formation. It causes the formation of two areas of gas and dust, which are clearly visible in the upper right and lower left parts of the image.

The image taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Habbl Observatory is mesmerizing. This camera allows you to capture images in the visible, near-infrared, near and middle ultraviolet regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

We will add that last year Habbl celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Discovery shuttle STS-31 with this observatory was launched on April 24, 1990. During its work in orbit, the telescope transmitted to Earth a huge number of impressive images of various parts of the universe.

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