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  • ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week — Wild cosmic ducks⁣
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This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open #star cluster in the southern #constellation of Scutum (The Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a “V” shape that somewhat resembles a flock of #ducks in flight. Can you see it? 🤔⁣
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Messier 11 is one of the richest and most compact open clusters currently known. By investigating the brightest, hottest main sequence stars in the cluster astronomers estimate that it formed roughly 220 million years ago. ⁣
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The lifespans of open clusters are relatively short compared to those of globular ones; #stars in open clusters are spread further apart and are thus not as strongly bound to each other by gravity, causing them to be more easily and quickly drawn away by stronger gravitational forces. As a result Messier 11 is likely to disperse in a few million years as its members are ejected one by one, pulled away by other celestial objects in the vicinity.⁣
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Image credit: @europeanspaceagency / @hubbleesa & NASA P. Dobbie et al.⁣
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  • ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week — Wild cosmic ducks⁣

    This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open #star cluster in the southern #constellation of Scutum (The Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a “V” shape that somewhat resembles a flock of #ducks in flight. Can you see it? 🤔⁣

    Messier 11 is one of the richest and most compact open clusters currently known. By investigating the brightest, hottest main sequence stars in the cluster astronomers estimate that it formed roughly 220 million years ago. ⁣

    The lifespans of open clusters are relatively short compared to those of globular ones; #stars in open clusters are spread further apart and are thus not as strongly bound to each other by gravity, causing them to be more easily and quickly drawn away by stronger gravitational forces. As a result Messier 11 is likely to disperse in a few million years as its members are ejected one by one, pulled away by other celestial objects in the vicinity.⁣

    Image credit: @europeanspaceagency / @hubbleesa & NASA P. Dobbie et al.⁣

    #cosmos #universe #astronomy #science #space #NASA #ESA #Hubble #Space #Telescope
    #photogram #spaceisbeautiful #neverstopexploring #instaspace
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  • Crying to the top, smiling from the top. 🤙
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    Crystals to consider :⠀
    💎 Beryl⠀
    💎 Mountain Crystal⠀
    💎 Moonstone⠀
    💎 Pearls⠀
    💎 Diamond⠀
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