New image of a distant globular cluster

Globular cluster NGC 7006

Phil Plait has the goods on one of the most distant globular clusters in our galaxy. It’s so far away that it might be a scrap of another galaxy, left over from a pass by another galaxy. Scientist have been tracking it for forty years and now have an idea of its orbit around galactic centre. It is 135,000 light years away and will almost triple that at the farthest curve of its long orbit. It is receding at 380 km/s or 250 mi./s—that’s fast. Read about it, and find much bigger images, in “Lonely sentinel of the galaxy

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One Response to “New image of a distant globular cluster”

  1. Don Says:

    In Space Opera places like this are where you get the more interesting inter-stellar empires. They get weird because they’re cut off from most of the galaxy. Sort of like Tasmania.

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