Monday, 20 October 2014

February 2014 Random Thread

Globular cluster M79

Continuing with our astronomical theme, we bring you globular cluster M79. It’s a pretty little cluster, about 41,000 light-years from Earth, and one of the few globular clusters farther from the galactic center than we are. It may even have started out in a different galaxy entirely. Why M79? Because it resides in a February constellation: Lepus, the (*shudders*) hare.

(Credit: AURA/NOAO/NSF)

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