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The Lynx arc is 1 million times brighter than the well-known Orion Nebula, a nearby prototypical star-birth region visible with small telescopes. The newly identified megastar-birth cluster contains a million blue-white stars that are twice as hot as similar stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The megastar cluster was detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, as a gravitationally magnified smear in light embedded in an image of a relatively nearby galaxy cluster.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Id:heic0312j
Release date:30 October 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0312
Duration:09s

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Type:• X - Hubble Images Videos
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos

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