Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Inbox Astronomy: Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe


Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

Release date: Dec 12, 2017 1:00 PM (EST)

Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

A Hubble Space Telescope View of Globular Cluster M79

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79, or M79, located 41,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Lepus. The cluster is also known as NGC 1904.

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