May 2010 - ACS image of Messier 30

Calendar May 2010

This brilliant image of Messier 30 (M30) was taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). Messier 30 formed 13 billion years ago and was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. Located about 28 000 light-years away from Earth, this globular cluster — a dense swarm of several hundred thousand stars — is about 90 light-years across.

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