ESO: The Stars behind the Curtain

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ESO: The Stars behind the Curtain

Post by bystander » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:40 pm

ESO: The Stars behind the Curtain (eso1005) - 2010 Feb 3
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1005/
ESO is releasing a magnificent VLT image of the giant stellar nursery surrounding NGC 3603, in which stars are continuously being born. Embedded in this scenic nebula is one of the most luminous and most compact clusters of young, massive stars in our Milky Way, which therefore serves as an excellent “local” analogue of very active star-forming regions in other galaxies. The cluster also hosts the most massive star to be “weighed” so far.

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Re: ESO: The Stars behind the Curtain

Post by bystander » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:58 pm

Bad Astronomy: Does this cluster make my mass look fat?
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... -look-fat/
What’s better than a gorgeously stunning image of a massive cluster surrounded by delicate, wispy nebulosity?

Well, nothing, really. Unless you can use it for SCIENCE!