apr 192014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 92

  April 19, 2014 Messier 92, a globular cluster in Hercules Image Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team and WikiSky’s snapshot tool Messier 92 (also known as NGC 6341) is a globular star cluster of some 109 light-years across. It is located about 26,700 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Hercules, around [continue reading]

jan 042014
 
Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 69

January 4, 2014 Messier 69, a globular cluster in Sagittarius Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Messier 69 (also known as NGC 6637) is a globular cluster of roughly 85 light-years across, with an estimated mass of 300,000 solar masses and an age of 13.06 billion years. It is located some 29,700 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

okt 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 71

October 1, 2013 Messier 71, a globular cluster in Sagitta  Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA Messier 71 (also known as NGC 6838) is a globular cluster of about 27 light-years across, located on the edge of our Galaxy around 12,500 light-years away from Earth in the small constellation of Sagitta (the Arrow). It has a [continue reading]

aug 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 12

August 18, 2013 Messier 12, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Gariepy/NOAO/AURA/NSF & Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Messier 12 (also known as NGC 6218) is a globular cluster of approximately 75 light-years across, located about 15,700 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer), while [continue reading]

aug 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 14

August 7, 2013 Messier 14, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) Messier 14 (also known as NGC 6402) is a slightly elliptical globular cluster of about 100 light-years across, located some 30,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer). It is one of Charles Messier’s [continue reading]

aug 012013
 
New Classes of Star Clusters Discovered

  Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Duncan Forbes. Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the W M Keck Observatory’s 10 metre telescope in Hawaii, the researchers found several star clusters with sizes and masses that were [continue reading]