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This page describes an image Stars in globular clusters near the heart of the Milky Way

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Caption: This Hubble Space Telescope image presents a view of the interiors of the densely packed globular cluster Terzan 9 which consists of millions of stars located close to the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. This globular cluster sits within the central galatic bulge amidst interstellar dust, which obscures light from these star clusters. This image is a combination of light seen in the visible and infrared parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Multi-wavelength imaging of the color and brightness of stars helps determine their age and in turn age of the parent star cluster.


Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Cohen Credit Link
Related glossary terms: Globular Cluster , Star Cluster
Categories: Stars

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