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

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.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:heic1905a
Type:Artwork
Release date:7 March 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1905
Size:4500 x 2813 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way
Type:Milky Way
Category:Galaxies

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