(ORDO NEWS) — The stars of the globular cluster NGC 6355 can be seen in a new image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
NGC 6355 is a globular cluster located in the inner regions of our Milky Way galaxy. It lies less than 50,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ophiuchus.
Globular clusters are stable, tightly bound groups of stars. Such clusters have a spherical shape.
A globular cluster can contain from tens of thousands to millions of stars. In the center, the stars form the core of the cluster, surrounded by more rare placers of stars.
We can see NGC 6355’s dense, bright core in detail as Hubble is able to make out the individual stars at the center of the cluster.
Hubble has revolutionized the study of such stellar constellations. With ground-based telescopes, it is almost impossible to distinguish stars in globular clusters.
Hubble’s unique capabilities and its observation point, which is located above the Earth’s light-distorting atmosphere, allow it to capture in detail the stars that make up such a cluster.
This image was taken using two Hubble instruments, the Advanced Camera for Filming and the Wide Angle Camera 3.
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