Wallpaper: Double Clusters of Stars (NGC 1850)

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Double Clusters of Stars (NGC 1850)

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This "double cluster," NGC 1850, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It consists of a large cluster of stars, located near a smaller cluster (below and to the right). The large cluster is 50 million years old; the other only 4 million years old. The cluster is surrounded by gas believed to be created by the explosion of massive stars.

Image Credits: NASA, ESA, and Martino Romaniello (European Southern Observatory, Germany)

Acknowledgments: The image processing for this image was done by Martino Romaniello, Richard Hook, Bob Fosbury and the Hubble European Space Agency Information Center.

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