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    Water droplet animation and the link to stellar superclusters

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    This animation from Hubblecast 76 shows how water falls in droplets, rather than a continuous column. It is the same basic physics that caused what is known as "beads on a string" star formation between two merging galaxies in the cluster SDSS J1531+3414.

    More information and download options:
    http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1414d/

    Credit:
    ESA/Hubble, NASA, Luis Calçada and Martin Kornmesser.