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Globular Star Cluster, Messier 5

Globular Star Cluster, Messier 5

Our Milky Way galaxy has about 150 globular clusters moving about it. The hundreds of thousands of stars in this cluster are kept together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Such clusters are the oldest objects whose age astronomers can measure reliably.

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