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 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.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observes the center of the globular cluster Messier 22, also known as M22.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observes the center of the globular cluster Messier 22, also known as M22.

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

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

A Globular Cluster of the Milky Way [1777  1864] http://ift.tt/2m08YiU

A Globular Cluster of the Milky Way [1777 1864] http://ift.tt/2m08YiU

There is nothing to learn... some of us know that... Yes. In us... all the knowledge is available... Everything that has ever happened is present in this moment through vibration... or Frequencies... There is no past... no future... only this present moment... In this moment I can reach in... or out... and connect to all that is.

There is nothing to learn... some of us know that... Yes. In us... all the knowledge is available... Everything that has ever happened is present in this moment through vibration... or Frequencies... There is no past... no future... only this present moment... In this moment I can reach in... or out... and connect to all that is.

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. - Courtesy Photo | NASA

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. - Courtesy Photo | NASA

Artist's illustration of a star found in the closest orbit known around a black hole in the globular cluster named 47 Tucanae.

Artist's illustration of a star found in the closest orbit known around a black hole in the globular cluster named 47 Tucanae.

Globular Cluster  Credit: NASA, ESA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia

Globular Cluster Credit: NASA, ESA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster This image captures the stunning NGC 6535, a globular cluster 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent) that measures one light-year across.

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster This image captures the stunning NGC 6535, a globular cluster 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent) that measures one light-year across.

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

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

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