Hubble celebrates the Fourth of July with a gorgeous cosmic fireworks show

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These aren’t actually fireworks you’re seeing, but they sure look the part.

As we head into Independence Day weekend in the United States, a new Hubble image drop from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) is here to kick off the festivities. While fireworks as we know them aren’t actually a thing in the vacuum of space, expansive star clusters like this one certainly look the part.

<img class="border border-gray-100" src="https://helios-i.mashable.com/imagery/articles/00WJc1Vptylj6Fn91Zljitl/images-1.fit_lim.size_2000x.jpg" alt="This Picture of the Week depicts the open star cluster NGC 330, which lies around 180,000 light-years away inside the Small Magellanic Cloud. The cluster — which is in the constellation Tucana (The Toucan) — contains a multitude of stars, many of which are scattered across this striking image. The most stunning object in this … Read More

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