Zooming in on Messier 30

Zooming in on Messier 30, which formed 13 billion years ago and was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. Located about 28 000 light-years away from Earth, this globular cluster — a swarm of several hundred thousand stars — is about 90 light-years across.

Credit:

Akira Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Bill Patterson and ESA/Hubble

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Release date:23 December 2009, 19:00
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Duration:20s

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