The spectacular NGC 6496, 10.5-billion-year-old globular cluster, is home to heavy-metal stars of a celestial kind!
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Globular star clusters roam the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy. Gravitationally bound, these spherical groupings of typically several hundred thousand stars are ancient, older
The ‘Arecibo Message’ was broadcast from Earth in 1974, towards the globular star cluster M13.
By studying the movements of orbiting clusters of stars, astronomers have measured the mass of the Milky Way.
Astronomers using Hubble accidentally discovered a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard, only 30 million light-years away.
This glittering Star Cluster is the globular cluster NGC 1898, which lies toward the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
NASA’s TESS new planet hunter just found its 1st exoplanet 60 light-years away from us.
ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars.
The featured video shows what it might look like to go from the Earth to the globular cluster Terzan 5.
This is the first of four laser guide star units on Unit Telescope 4 (UT4) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal, by the 4