Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a very small section of the Andromeda galaxy -- just 0.3 percent of the area photographed by Hubble, which is making images only of one-third of Andromeda. Astronomers at several institutions, including the University of Utah, have launched www.andromedaproject.org to seek volunteers to help them find star clusters in such images. In this picture, there is a bright red star cluster on the right edge and two blue clusters at the bottom of the image near the middle.
Credit: Zolt Levay, Space Science Telescope Institute.
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