Messier 11 is called the Wild Duck Cluster thanks to a brilliant “V” development.


ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Dobbie et al.

If the Hubble Area Telescope has a preferred NES video game, it’s most likely Duck Hunt.

NASA and the European Area Company shared a Hubble view today of a star-studded event area nicknamed the Wild Duck Cluster, and it’s really glittery.

The cluster’s more main name is Messier 11, however it gets its waterfowl name from an approximately V-shaped series of intense stars that look like a group of migratory birds flying overhead.

Messier 11 formed about 220 million years back and is categorized as an open cluster.

” Open clusters tend to consist of less and more youthful stars than their more compact globular cousins,” ESA describes That likewise suggests the stars in an open cluster can more quickly be pulled apart, which deters the future for the Wild Duck Cluster.

” Messier 11 is most likely to distribute in a couple of million years as its members are ejected one by one, retreated by other celestial items in the area,” ESA states Till then, we can take pleasure in the beautiful flock of stars through the eyes of Hubble.