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Hubble Image of the Week – Comet or Cluster?

18 Apr 2019, 00:37 UTC
Hubble Image of the Week – Comet or Cluster? ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Anderson et al.

Most globular clusters are almost perfectly spherical collections of stars — but Messier 62 breaks the mould. The 12-billion-year-old cluster is distorted, and stretches out on one side to form a comet-like shape with a bright head and extended tail.

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