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Hubble Space Telescope Released Photos of Stunning and Scattered Stars in Sagittarius

Jun 22, 2016 05:08 AM EDT
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NASA recognizes the fact that most of what people know about the universe people learned through observation. The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the innovative observation equipment that serves as man's eyes in space. The most recent image captured by the telescope is that of the stunning group of stars scattered in constellation Sagittarius.

NASA/ESA pointed the Hubble Space Telescope towards the Sagittarius constellation, also known as the Archer, while observing the Milky Way galaxy. From the observation, blue stars were captured scattered throughout the frame. The red-hued cosmic background highlighted the group of stars in the constellation making the image stunning to look at. Experts believe the blue stars might have formed at the same time.

The colors of the stars matter since it can tell a lot about the celestial body being examined. The red color indicates that the star is cooler than the sun; it could be a dying star or smaller in size. The smaller stars are called red dwarfs and are considered the most common in the Milky Way galaxy. While the blue colored stars can mean that they are young, massive and definitely bigger than the Earth's sun, according to NASA.

The stars observed in Sagittarius constellation are believed to be massive. The size greatly influences the fate of the stars. The bigger star the faster it burns over a shorter lifespan. They usually die after "tens of millions of years" said the Australian Geographic. Compared to more sedentary stars like the Sun believed to last for ten billions of years. But the longest existing stars are the smallest ones that can exist from trillions of years.

The different shade of stars, representing the different characteristics of each star, adds to the fascinating view of the universe. Stars, planets and space gasses produce a stunning celestial sight when viewed by the naked eye or the telescope.

 

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