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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wandering Stars

Posted by on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope...

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  • NASA/ESA

It is the core of "globular cluster NGC 6362."
Tightly bound by gravity, globular clusters are composed of old stars, which, at around 10 billion years old, are much older than the sun. These clusters are fairly common, with more than 150 currently known in our galaxy, the Milky Way, and more which have been spotted in other galaxies.

NGC 6362 is in the constellation of Ara and about 25 000 light-years from us.

 

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Vancouverite 1
Liz Lemon: I want to go to there.
Posted by Vancouverite on November 8, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Beautiful! I wish there were a way to conceive the size of what we see. This is just a speck in the cosmos. Yet it's too incredibly vast for the mind to imagine.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 8, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
3
Soak it in. Someday there won't be any stars.
Posted by sall on November 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
4

It's the constellation...Emoticon!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
mr. herriman 5
gorgeous, thanks for posting :)
Posted by mr. herriman on November 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Report this

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