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City of Stars - 47 Tucanae (Ground-Based Image)

City of Stars - 47 Tucanae (Ground-Based Image)

Depicts: 47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Copyright: David Malin (Anglo-Australian Observatory).

The picture at left, taken by a terrestrial telescope, shows most of the cluster, a tightly packed group of middle-aged stars held together by mutual gravitational attraction. The box near the center represents a Hubble Space Telescope segment, which shows approximately 35,000 stars.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
17-Apr-2024 02:32 UT

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