Sunday, August 3

Jewel box

You APOD readers have seen this. You who aren’t APOD readers, copy this to your bookmark file: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

The above they call Open Cluster NGC 290, a jewel box. It’s an open cluster of stars; the picture was taken with the good old Hubble Space Telescope, probably the best bang-for-your-buck NASA ever did besides the Apollo moon landings.

Photo Credit: ESA & NASA; Acknowledgement: E. Olszewski (U. Arizona)

2 comments:

Pat said...

Click on the photo and you'll get a larger field of view.

This is my favorite web page.

Susan said...

That's awesomely beautifully.