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1 March 2017 | The Double Cluster

1 March 2017 | The Double Cluster

3 March 2017 | Centaurus A

3 March 2017 | Centaurus A

19 January 2017 | Cosmic Bubble – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

19 January 2017 | Cosmic Bubble – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are particularly useful for studying stellar evolution, since all of the stars in the cluster have the same age (about 15 billion years), but cover a range of stellar masses.

This stellar swarm is (NGC one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters

Globular Star Cluster M3 by Oleg Bryzgalov on Flickr.

Messier 3 Another view of the globular star cluster Globular star clusters are some of the oldest known structures in the universe.

4 March 2017 | NGC 2264 Complex

4 March 2017 | NGC 2264 Complex

NGC7497 in the background of the IFN - David Dvali

in the background of the IFN - David Dvali

4 February 2017 | NGC 7023 – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

4 February 2017 | NGC 7023 – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star cluster NGC 7789 lies about 8,000 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia

Star cluster NGC 7789 lies about 8,000 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia

27 February 2017 | NGC 281

27 February 2017 | NGC 281

11 February 2017 | LBN 437 – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

11 February 2017 | LBN 437 – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Comet and a Cluster. This beautiful image shows the comet Lovejoy as it moves past the Pleiades Cluster. While the Pleiades Star Cluster has been studied for thousands of years, the comet Lovejoy was only discovered in August of 2014 by the amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy. Terry’s passion for astronomy lead him to discover the first comet from ground-based observation in over 40 years.Credit: AmazingSky.com/Terry Lovejoy

A Comet and a Cluster. This beautiful image shows the comet Lovejoy as it moves past the Pleiades Cluster. While the Pleiades Star Cluster has been studied for thousands of years, the comet Lovejoy was only discovered in August of 2014 by the amateur astr

30 January 2017 | The Soul Nebula – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

30 January 2017 | The Soul Nebula – European Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Comet Jacques ( 70 million km away), and the Heart & Soul Nebulae (7.500 light years away) team up to drop some cosmic perspective. Image Credit: Michael Jaeger / Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) 1 light year: 9.4 trillion kilometers #ad

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The Comet Jacques ( 70 million km away), and the Heart & Soul Nebulae light years away) team up to drop some cosmic perspective. Image Credit: Michael Jaeger / Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) 1 light year: trillion kilometers

Messier 5 ~ A globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more, bound by gravity and packed into a region around 165 light-years in diameter. It lies only 25,000 light-years away. Roaming the halo of our galaxy, globular star clusters are ancient members of the Milky Way. M5 is one of the oldest, its stars estimated to be nearly 13 billion years old. The beautiful star cluster is a popular target for Earthbound telescopes. (NASA)

Messier 5 ~ A globular star cluster, stars or more, bound by gravity…

26 January 2017 | NGC 2633/34

26 January 2017 | NGC 2633/34

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