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Globular clusters surrounding the Milky Way (artist's impression)

Globular clusters surrounding the Milky Way (artist's impression)


Date: 06 March 2019
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Calçada

This artist's impression shows a computer generated model of the Milky Way and the accurate positions of the globular clusters used in this study surrounding it.

Scientists used the measured velocities of these 44 globular clusters to determine the total mass of the Milky Way, our cosmic home.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2020 05:33 UT

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