NASA in its post said, “The striking difference in star colors is illustrated in the image, which combines different types of light: blue stars, shining brightest in near-ultraviolet light, and red stars, illuminated in red and near-infrared.”
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had provided netizens globally with an ethereal picture of the space. NASA had released a picture of a star cluster which sent many netizens gushing over the image. The beautiful image was captured from a telescope of NASA.
The image of the cluster named as NGC 1805 was captured from Hubble, NASA’s infamous Telescope. It has been found that The Cluster is located in the Milky Way. NGC-1805 is located at the edge of the Milky Way satellite galaxy called as the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Posting on its official social media handle, NASA shared the mesmerizing image. The image displayed wonderful colour combinations of stars huddled close together. The contrast of colour among the stars is fascinating and hypnotizing which was wonderfully captured by Hubble. The US based Space Agency promised a “Feeling of refreshing Tranquility”. Several comments express nothing but admiration for the image posted on the Agency’s Official Instagram Feed.
Image shared by NASA
The post captioned by NASA reads:
“pocketful of stars ✨
This image from our @NASAHubble Space Telescope shows globular cluster NGC 1805, located near the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. In its center, thousands of stars are packed 100 to 1,000 times closer to one another than the nearest stars are to our Sun.
The striking difference in star colors is illustrated in the image, which combines different types of light: blue stars, shining brightest in near-ultraviolet light, and red stars, illuminated in red and near-infrared. (sic) ”
NASA’s website explained even more about it. They explained that such clusters benefit astronomers in understanding and learning more about the evolution of stars as well as pin point the factors that “end their lives as white dwarfs or explode as supernovae.”
Visible from the Southern Hemisphere, this globular cluster is deemed to be young stars. It can be viewed in the Dorado constellation also infamously known as the Dolphinfish in Portuguese. The cluster is located above the Earth’s atmosphere. Hubble Space Telescope observes them in the ultraviolet light as they they remain inaccessible to the ground-based facilities. (Source: HT)