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Globular Cluster NGC 6397


May 2010 M72: A Globular Cluster of Stars Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HPOW Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope are about 100,000 of M72's stars. M72, which spans about 50 LYrs & lies abt 50,000 LYrs away, can be seen w a small telescope 2ward the constellation of the Water Bearer (Aquarius).


And you thought your day was busy? we-are-star-stuff: A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars. And yet our galaxy is a tiny place.


— Globular cluster M15 — This star cluster is known as M15 (Messier 15), and is located some 35 000 light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). It is one of the oldest globular clusters known, with an age of around 12 billion years. - Image Credit: NASA, - Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure


Globular star cluster Omega Centauri is some 15,000 light-years away & 150 light-years in diameter. The cluster is packed with about 10 million stars much older than the Sun. Omega Cen is the largest of 200 or so known globular clusters that roam the halo of our Milky Way galaxy.


The jewels of #NGC6397 | This Hubble Space Telescope view of the heart of one of the closest globular clusters, called NGC 6397, reminds the treasure chest full of jewels...


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.


Comet Lemmon, a globular cluster and the Small Magellanic Cloud, captured together in one photograph.