View of a Sun-like star within an open cluster (artist’s impression)

This video shows an artist's animation of an open star cluster. Most stars, including the Sun, are thought to have formed within open star clusters — groups of thousands of stars loosely bound together by gravity, destined to be spread throughout their host galaxy once the cluster matures and most of its gas disperses.


NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:14 November 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1321
Related announcements:ann1311
Duration:27 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Category:Star Clusters



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