Thursday, November 27, 2014

NGC 3532

The MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this richly colorful view of the bright star cluster NGC 3532. Some of the stars still shine with a hot bluish color, but many of the more massive ones have become red giants and glow with a rich orange hue.

Image credit: ESO/G. Beccari

Note: For more information, see A Colorful Gathering of Middle-Aged Stars.

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