Globular cluster

NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

NASA shares spectacular image of a globular cluster of stars taken by Hubble! - See pic

The Milky Way contains over 150 such clusters.

Oct 29, 2016, 21:44 PM IST
Unique stellar system: Home to hundreds of undiscovered black holes

Unique stellar system: Home to hundreds of undiscovered black holes

From this, the researchers showed that the unexplainable dynamical apparent youth is an effect of the large black hole population.

Sep 09, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

'Living fossil' from early days of Milky Way identified

The cluster, known as Terzan 5 -- 19,000 light-years from Earth -- harbours stars of hugely different ages -- an age-gap of roughly seven billion years -- and bridges the gap in understanding between our galaxy's past and its present, the study said.

Sep 08, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

Hubble discovers ten billion-year old stellar dance

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided a delightful view of the crowded stellar encampment called Messier 68, a spherical, star-filled region of space known as a globular cluster.

Jul 31, 2012, 19:19 PM IST

VISTA captures image of vast ball of stars

About 160 globular clusters have been spotted encircling our galaxy, the Milky Way, mostly toward its bulging centre.

May 12, 2012, 21:48 PM IST

Gamma ray burst may have caused mass extinction

Gamma ray burst, which occurred in a colossal group of stars called a globular cluster may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth 440 million years ago.

Jan 08, 2012, 16:23 PM IST

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