There are many groups of stars, which are expressed on the basis of their characteristics. NGC 2040 is a group of OB wires, consisting of 10 to 100 O and B type stars.
Hubble Telescope Photograph (NASA)
The US Space Agency NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken a very beautiful picture of some bright stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. These shining stars that look like mist at night are one of the largest star regions of the Milky Way’s dwarf satellite ‘Large Magellanic Cloud’ (LMC). The grouping of these stars together is called NGC 2040 or LH 88. Actually this group of stars is very loose. The origin of all the stars in this group is the same and they are floating together in space. Their distance from Earth is 1.6 million light years.
There are many groups of stars, which are expressed on the basis of their characteristics. NGC 2040 is a group of OB wires, consisting of between 10 and 100 O and B type stars. These stars have a high mass, but they have a short life span. It is believed that most stars of the Milky Way originated in the OB star cluster. The LMC has a cluster of many such stars. Like others, LH 88 contains many high-mass young stars. These stars are like a large nebula of ionized hydrogen gas. These clusters of stars lie in a supergiant shell called LMC 4.
How did supergiant shells keep stars inside themselves?
Over a period of several millions of years, thousands of stars formed in these supergiant rocks, which are the largest star structures in galaxies. It is said about these rocks that they would be made of a bunch of supernova explosions of strong winds and huge stars that came out after the explosion. During this time, dust and gas would have started flowing into space, which would have helped in the formation of these stars. Let us know that our sun in the Solar System is also a star around which planets revolve. The age of our sun is 4.6 billion years.
Hubble Telescope launched in 1990
Explain that NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990. Since then, this telescope has been sending beautiful pictures of the universe to the earth. The Hubble telescope has sent more than one picture to the Earth in the last 31 years. Through these pictures, scientists try to get information about the universe and the planets present in our solar system.
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