View of a globular cluster (artist’s impression)

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This video shows an artist’s animation of a globular cluster. Globular clusters are huge balls of old stars that orbit the centres of galaxies. Many of them were once little galaxies, cannibalised by their larger companions over the history of the Universe.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:heic1321c
Release date:14 November 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1321
Related announcements:ann1311
Duration:27s

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Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos

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