Stars appear different colors due to differences in temperature and age, with the hottest stars glowing blue and glowing red. There is a huge difference in the temperature range of stars, with the hottest blue having a temperature of over 40,000 kelvins. While red stars can be as low as 2,500k.
At a distance of about 180,000 light years, this star cluster lies within the Small Magellanic Cloud. The Small Megallanic Cloud or SMC is a satellite of the Milky Way, which means it is a smaller companion galaxy orbiting this galaxy.
The SMC is very small compared to the Milky Way and contains hundreds of stars. It is one of a pair of satellite galaxies along with its companion, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Editor: Dini Listiyani