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HubbleSite Tale of Two Clusters Yields Secrets of Star Birth in the Early Universe

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The Hubble telescope has provided new insights into how stars may have formed many billions of years ago in the early universe. Hubble observations of a pair of star clusters suggest they might be linked through stellar evolution processes.

The pair of clusters is 166,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud in the southern constellation Doradus. The clusters are unusually close together for being distinct and separate objects, suggesting that they might be evolutionary relatives.

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