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Sunday, May 17, 2015

White Dwarf Stars Migrate from Star Cluster

The Hubble Space Telescope released a new image of white dwarf stars migrating from a globular star cluster, according to HubbleSite (link opens in new window or tab). Hubble's recently-released images are the first images ever depicting the behavior of aging dwarf stars migrating away from its birthplace. Hubble's photo focuses on 47 Tucanae, a rather large globular star cluster in the Southern Hemisphere constellation Tucana the Toucan.

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Blog Background

The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula