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‘Starstruck’: NASA Shares Image of ‘Rediscovered’ Globular Star Cluster 35,000 Light Years Away From Earth

19/07/2021 03:32 PM | Click to read full article

NASA shared a fascinating view of what is referred to as a snow-globe-shaped island comprising several hundred thousand stars. Held together by gravity, these stars make up a globular cluster, which was photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

In an Instagram post, NASA wrote that the globular cluster was in the constellation, Scorpio, located 35,000 light-years away from the Earth. The cluster of stars was first discovered in 1826.