December 10, 2010

Globular Star Cluster Messier 107

In this zoom sequence we start with the spectacular vista of the central regions of the Milky Way galaxy. We then close in on a fuzzy ball of stars, the globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171. It lies about 21,000 light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. credit: ESO

Share on Linkedin Share on Google+