Distant stars light up red, white and blue just in time for Independence Day

Independence Day 2021 is here, day 245, and it will bring with it the usual speeches, tweets, fireworks displays, barbecues, etc. But this year, Independence Day also comes with greetings from the stars that are 180,000 light-years away.

There is only one image accompanying this piece (click the image above to enlarge), one released by NASA two days ago. It shows something of people looking into space for life, they call it the open star cluster NGC 330, in the Small Magellanic Cloud, at a very great distance it takes light, which is moving at 186,282 miles per second (299,792 km per second), 180,000 years to reach us.

It shows stars lit in red, white, and blue (and admittedly, some yellowish-orange), as if space were giving the good old US of A big nod.

Photo was taken by old age but still able Hubble Space telescope and contains an impossible number of stars. to me NASA, the stars in this group, like all the stars in all other groups, are about the same age, which makes them useful for people trying to figure out how stars form and evolve.

The photo was taken by Hubble “Field Camera 3 and includes data from two very different astronomical probes.” It shows some stars with intersecting patterns around them, a phenomenon called diffraction spikes, which is the result of the interaction of starlight “With four thin blades supporting the Hubble secondary mirror.”

As for the colors of each star, it all boils down to temperature. Cooler colors appear red, while warmer colors appear white or yellow. Really hot colors appear blue.

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Olga Dmitrieva

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