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It came from outer space | by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA
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It came from outer space

Named after its discoverer, the French-Armenian astronomer Agop Terzan, this is the globular cluster Terzan 7 — a densely packed ball of stars bound together by gravity. It lies just over 75 000 light-years away from us on the other side of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a peculiar cluster, quite unlike others we observe, making it an intriguing object of study for astronomers.

 

More information: www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1406a/

 

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and A. Sarajedini (University of Florida)

Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine

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Taken on February 10, 2014