Monday, September 3, 2012

Beautiful Cluster of Ancient Stars Taken by Hubble Telescope

Courtesy of the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope, this is a beautiful photo of the star cluster Messier 56, originally observed by Charles Messier in 1779.  Of course, the Hubble telescope is able to provide much more defined and detailed image than Messier would have seen in his time.  This cluster is estimated to be around 13 billion years old (wow!)



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