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Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

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Feb 9, 2019 10:00 AM 2+ mon ago

Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

Zooming in a bit closer with the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer, this colorful nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud appears to be bubbling with star formation. As the newborn stars grow, the instrument on the ESO's Very Large Telescope allows us to see glorious details of gas and dust being pushed out into space.

In the outer reaches of the Large Magellanic Cloud lies NGC 1466, this globular cluster of stars. Globular clusters like these are so enormous that their own gravity holds them together; this one has a mass equivalent to 140,000 of our suns. Scientists are very interested in NGC 1466, because it is almost as old as the universe itself--13.1 billion years. On top of that, its luminous stars are key to astronomy's cosmic distance ladder, and their brightness is used as a gauge to measure distances to astral objects.

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