Carlos Pad_4_galaxy

Carlos Pad_4_galaxy
Carlos Padilla

Pismis 24: The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. The brightest object in the picture is designated Pismis 24-1. It was once thought to weigh as much as 200 to 300 solar masses. This would not only have made it by far the most massive known star in the galaxy, but would have put it considerably above the currently believed upper mass limit of about 150 solar masses for individual stars. However, Hubble Space Telescope high-resolution images of the star show that it is really two stars orbiting one another. They are estimated to each be 100 solar masses. Image released on Dec. 11, 2006

John McKay

The star that is the brightest object located just above the gas cloud in the picture is Pismis 24. Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had estimated Pismis 24′s mass over 200 times that of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from a group of at least three.

Alice Julianne Eleanor Jones

#NASA/#ESA/#Hubble Heritage | #Star on a Hubble diet: The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission #nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder. #cosmos #universe

Tanmay Tegginmath

#Astronomy: Star on a #Hubble diet. The star cluster #Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula #NGC6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder

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Star on a #Hubble diet. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.

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Source URL: http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2015/apr/21/hubble-at-25-the-best-images-from-the-space-telescope
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