articles tagged "Star Clusters"

Star Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Radio Astronomy
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 (top) and NGC 290 (bottom) in the Small Magellanic Cloud -- two sparkling sets of gemstones in the southern sky. These brilliant open star clusters are located about 200,000 light-years away and are roughly 65 light-years across.  Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI

UW Madison Astronomy PhD student Jenna Ryon explains the importance of star clusters for studies of galaxy evolution. Listen and learn! more »

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