A celestial pillar and its dedicated team of astronomers work once again by presenting a hypnotic new picture of a globular crowd and the infinite depth of stars.
But while the new picture of Hubble Space Telescope Amazing, there is more in this section of the sky than the eye can see. The group, called Ruprecht 106, is also home to a major mystery regarding Sherlockian’s lineage — and the game is underway to unleash the clues to the cluster’s mysterious makeup, according to statement (Opens in a new tab) From the European Space Agency, partner in the observatory.
Scientists agree that although the primary stars in A spherical mass They were all born at roughly the same time and place, and there are stars within these cosmic nurseries that display unique chemical compositions that can vary greatly. Astronomers believe that this difference represents later stars formed from gas contaminated with processing materials for larger first-generation stars.
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However, rare spherical assemblies such as the Ruprecht 106 are devoid of these types of stars Instead they are categorized as groups of a single group, in which neither second nor third generation stars have formed at all. Astronomers hope that studying this captivating globular cluster in more detail can explain why it contains only one generation of stars.
Ruprecht 106, also known as C 1235-509, is located in our Milky Way A galaxy located about 69,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Centaurus, was first discovered by Czech astronomer Jaroslav Ruprecht in 1961.
This dazzling color image of the Ruprecht 106 was made using separate exposures captured in the visible and near-infrared regions of the spectrum by the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This optical instrument is a third generation device that replaced Hubble’s original Faint Object Camera in 2002.
Many other legendary space telescope instruments have also undergone a series of LEO improvements over the years.
The Wide Field Camera 3 replaced the Wide Field Camera and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) during a spacewalk in 2009, and the WFPC2 was replaced by the original Wide Field Camera and Planetary Camera installed on the triumphant launch of the Galilee Orbital Observatory in 1990.
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