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Stars Together

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (
Thursday, August 27, 2015: Globular cluster NGC 1783 represents one of the largest globular clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy…Read More »

of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, in the southern hemisphere constellation of Dorado. John Herschel first observed NGC 1783 in 1835. It lies nearly 160,000 light-years from Earth, and possesses a mass around 170,000 times that of the sun. Globular clusters consist of dense collections of stars bound together by their own gravity, orbiting around galaxies like satellites. Image released Aug. 24, 2015.

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