Hubble telescope spots red, white and blue stars in sparkly cluster

"The photo, which NASA and the European Space Agency released July 2, shows the open star cluster NGC 330, a group of stars located about 180,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way, in the constellation Tucana, the Toucan."

NGC 330 is well studied open cluster. The young massive SMC cluster NGC 330 seen by MUSE II. Multiplicity properties of the massive-star population - NASA/ADS (

19 page arXiv report, 2104.13409.pdf (

The cluster has binaries and B-class stars, higher mass stars.

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