Hubble Zeroes in on Hot, Young Stars

Flocculent Spiral NGC 2841, in the constellation Ursa Major. Credit: NASA, ESA and Hubble

The Flocculent Spiral NGC 2841, shown above, is known for its profusion of young, blue stars. And yet, until recently, astronomers haven’t been able to use those stars as windows into the still-mysterious phenomenon of star formation.

Hubble’s most recent wide-field camera upgrade is changing that.

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