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n-a-s-a: A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars

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n-a-s-a: “ A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars ”

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Dramatically backlit dust lanes in #NGC7049 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of NGC 7049 in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. A family of globular clusters appears as glittering spots dusted around the galaxy halo. Astronomers study the globular clusters in NGC 7049 to learn more about its formation and evolution. The dust lanes, which appear as a lacy web, are dramatically backlit by the millions of stars in the halo of NGC 7049.

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stars, stars, stars! (link: StarDate Online. Awesome, helpful site of everything from the moon to the sun, meteors to constellations and more)

Hubble revisits a globular cluster's age - IC 4400's mass lies somewhere between low-mass globular clusters, which show a single generation buildup, and the more complex and massive globulars, which can contain more than one generation of stars. Data obtained more recently from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals the cluster's age to be like that of other Milky Way clusters, about 12 billion years

Dramatically backlit dust lanes in NGC 7049 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of NGC 7049 in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky.

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Messier 10 (also known as NGC 6254) is a bright, very large globular cluster of about 83 light-years across that lies some 14,300 light-years away from Earth in the central region of the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-Bearer), while it is receding from us at 69 kilometers per second. - Image Credit: ESA/NASA