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Hubble spots flock of cosmic ducks

April 1, 2019 - General

This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a “V” shape that somewhat resembles a flock of ducks in flight.

This is a Hubble image of Messier 11 [Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Dobbie et al.]Messier 11 is one of the richest and most compact open clusters currently…

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