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Globular cluster NGC 6752

Date: 31 January 2019
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Globular cluster NGC 6752
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al., CC BY 4.0

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a part of the globular cluster NGC 6752. The observations were made to study white dwarfs within it and to use these stars to measure the age of the gl­obular cluster.

Analysing the data, astronomers discovered a previously unknown galaxy behind the globular cluster. The galaxy, nicknamed Bedin I, is visible as a collection of faint stars at the top left of the image.

 
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Last Update: 31 January 2019

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