The scattered cluster NGC 1755 in the constellation Goldfish looks a bit like a pinch of salt scattered on a black tablecloth.
This beautiful shining object in the Large Magellanic Cloud next to our galaxy was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Although NGC 1755 has an impressive size – 120 light-years wide — it belongs to small star clusters containing young stars. But giant globular clusters can contain millions of old stars.
Hubble is studying NGC 1755 to better understand how different populations of stars can coexist in the same cluster. It is convenient to observe this object, since it is relatively close.
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