A real shooting star! Mira (MY-rah) is a star that scientists have studied for 400 years. But NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explvery surprising image of Mira. It showed for the first time that Mira has a long tail of dust and light-years long!
infinity-imagined: Super Star Cluster Westerlund This cluster is so massive that it is expected to eventually evolve into a globular cluster. It hosts a dozen O-class hypergiant stars, each one with a luminosity - times greater than that of our Sun.
This image shows a dark interstellar cloud ravaged by the passage of Merope, one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades star cluster. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA), George Herbig and Theodore Simon (University of Hawaii).
Star Cluster Pismis NGC Pismis 24 hangs over NGC a nebula about 8000 ly away in Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tight binary orbit. Each star is about 100 times the Sun's mass.
Also known as the Seven Sisters and the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). Pleiades Deep Field Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy via apod.