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Hubble Spies Stellar Time Capsule with Cosmic Distance Markers

1 Feb 2019, 15:01 UTC
Hubble Spies Stellar Time Capsule with Cosmic Distance Markers ESA/Hubble & NASA

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals an ancient, glimmering ball of stars called NGC 1466. It is a globular cluster — a gathering of stars all held together by gravity — that is slowly moving through space on the outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our closest galactic neighbors.

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