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Hubble Captures Sparkling ‘Jewel Box’ Star Cluster

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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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This stunning image of the Kappis Crucis Cluster, nicknamed the “Jewel Box,” was one of the last gifts from a retiring camera on the Hubble Space Telescope.



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Just before NASA brought the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 back to Earth in mid-2009, it snapped this photo of the core of the NGC 4755 star cluster, the first comprehensive image of an open galactic cluster taken in multiple wavelengths. Using seven different filters, Hubble captured the Jewel Box cluster in far ultraviolet to near-infrared light. The different colors of the stars — from pale blue to bright ruby red — result from their differing intensities at various ultraviolet wavelengths.



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Image 1: NASA/ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain. Image 2: ESO, NASA/ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and Jesús Maíz Apellániz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain.

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Wow, wow, wow. That's amazing.

What a wonderful universe we live in.





posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Absolutely Beautiful

Thank you for posting this



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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Not a problem.

I find the 35-mm shot the most fascinating from the large image. All the beauty that lies in that small square. Fascinating.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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Already been stated but again its beautiful, thanks for posting this!

S&F When I get a chance later I will have a closer inspection of the images and post more.

Have the best day

themuse


[edit on 29/10/2009 by themuse]



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 06:10 AM
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Originally posted by themuse
Already been stated but again its beautiful, thanks for posting this!

S&F When I get a chance later I will have a closer inspection of the images and post more.

Have the best day

themuse


[edit on 29/10/2009 by themuse]


Cheers. What i found amazing aswell is in the 35-mm shot the camera is zooming into one of the less bright areas, there are other areas which are much more congested and luminous. It only leaves you to wonder what else is there to see.




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