Universe  ID: 14207

Hubble Spots Spiraling Stars

Nature likes spirals — from the whirlpool of a hurricane, to pinwheel-shaped protoplanetary disks around newborn stars, to the vast realms of spiral galaxies across our universe.

Now astronomers are bemused to find young stars that are spiraling into the center of a massive cluster of stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

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“Distant Messages” by Anne Nikitin [PRS] via BBC Production Music [PRS] and Universal Production Music



Paul Morris (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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