Mar 12

Glittering Jewels of Messier 9

Source: ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1205

Globular cluster Messier 9.
Image credits: ESA/NASA/HST.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most detailed image so far of Messier 9, a globular star cluster located close to the centre of the galaxy. This ball of stars is too faint to see with the naked eye, yet Hubble can see over 250 000 individual stars shining in it.(read more)

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