A puzzle of 10 million stars Omega Centauri is a picture-perfect example of a globular cluster: tightly bound by gravity, it has a very high density of stars at its centre and a nearly perfect spherical shape (the name ‘globular cluster’ comes from the latin word for small sphere, globulus). It lives in the halo of the Milky Way, at a distance of about 15 800 light years from Earth. Copyright ESA/CESAR/Wouter van Reeven, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

10 million star puzzle

10 million star puzzle

Space Science Image of the Week: Omega Centauri, a unique star cluster, rises high in Chilean skies for ground-based observers

Source: ESA

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