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Judi Lynn

(161,041 posts)
Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:25 PM Oct 2018

Dizzying Array of Stars Dazzles in New Hubble Photo


By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | October 23, 2018 07:06am ET

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Wow. That's a lot of stars.

The uncountable multitudes of the globular cluster NGC 1898 shine in a newly released photo by the famous Hubble Space Telescope, a joint mission of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Over the years, Hubble has made many observations of NGC 1898, a structure that was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel in 1834. NGC 1898 lies near the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way that's about 160,000 light-years from Earth. [The Hubble Space Telescope: A 25th Anniversary Photo Celebration]

"Today, we know that globular clusters are some of the oldest known objects in the universe and that they are relics of the first epochs of galaxy formation," ESA officials wrote today (Oct. 22) in a description of the image.

More:
https://www.space.com/42218-hubble-space-telescope-ngc-1898-photo.html?utm_source=notification
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Dizzying Array of Stars Dazzles in New Hubble Photo (Original Post) Judi Lynn Oct 2018 OP
Wow, that is awesome! lark Oct 2018 #1
Is there any practical reason to look at stuff 160000 lys away? Fullduplexxx Oct 2018 #2
We can learn about the nature and evolution of our universe from looking at other parts of it FiveGoodMen Oct 2018 #4
whodathunk! shraby Oct 2018 #3
Beautiful! NastyRiffraff Oct 2018 #5
That looks like a Beto Rally,.. where all the audience members fired up their Bic lighters. magicarpet Oct 2018 #6
Truly makes me feel insignificant. sinkingfeeling Oct 2018 #7
'My god, it's full of stars.' byronius Oct 2018 #8

Fullduplexxx

(7,936 posts)
2. Is there any practical reason to look at stuff 160000 lys away?
Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:55 PM
Oct 2018

I saw an article about an object 2 billion lys away .

FiveGoodMen

(20,018 posts)
4. We can learn about the nature and evolution of our universe from looking at other parts of it
Tue Oct 23, 2018, 02:27 PM
Oct 2018

Obviously, we're not going to anything that far away.

byronius

(7,432 posts)
8. 'My god, it's full of stars.'
Tue Oct 23, 2018, 04:18 PM
Oct 2018

I need to have been born a few hundred or thousand years from now. Can someone help me with that?

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