feb 272013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 56

February 27, 2013 Messier 56, a globular cluster in Lyra Image Credit: NASA & ESA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine Messier 56 (also known as NGC 6779) is a globular cluster of roughly 84 light-years across that lies about 32,900 light years away from the Earth, about 31,500 light-years from the Galactic Center and 4,800 light-years above [continue reading]