Double star cluster

Double star cluster

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Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Double star cluster. Optical image of double star cluster NGC 1850 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The main cluster is at centre, and is about 40 million years old. A younger cluster (lower right of centre) is only 4 million years old. The long red region is gas in supernova remnant N57D. This image was made by the 8.2m Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: antu, astronomy, astrophysics, cluster, cosmology, gas clouds, large magellanic cloud, lmc, n57d, nebula, ngc 1850, science, star cluster, stars, stellar, stellar evolution, supernova remnant, ut1, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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