Full of Stars

Say hello to the Omega Centauri globular cluster - a globular cluster is like a mini-galaxy. This one orbits our own galaxy, with a black hole at the center (it appears all dense aggregations of stars have black holes at their centers, leading some people to posit that black holes are the origin of galaxies).

Anywho, this is a pic from one of the new cameras installed in Hubble. This picture shows approximately a million stars. To put this into perspective, when you are looking up into the night sky on earth, from the darkest spot and the clearest view, you will only see a maximum of 7-8 thousand stars.The Milky Way galaxy is believed to contain approximately 400 billion stars.


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