globular clusters

The Milky Way’s Stolen Globular Clusters

Modern astronomy holds that all major galaxies (with the Milky Way as no exception) are the accumulation of numerous small…

5 months ago

The Hubble Imaged Some Globular Clusters in an Unusual Place: Near the Milky Way’s Centre

Our galaxy has about 200 Globular Clusters (GCs,) and most of them are in the galaxy's halo. Astronomers think most…

6 months ago

Globular Star Clusters are Constantly Kicking Stars out of the Galaxy

All the stars we can see with the naked eye are part of the Milky Way. The gravitational power of…

1 year ago

The JWST is the Shiny New Space Telescope, but the Dependable Hubble is Still Going Strong

The Venerable Hubble Space Telescope has cemented its place in history. Some call it the most successful science experiment ever.…

1 year ago

How Do Stars Get Kicked Out of Globular Clusters?

Globular clusters are densely-packed collections of stars bound together gravitationally in roughly-shaped spheres. They contain hundreds of thousands of stars.…

1 year ago

Two Great Globular Clusters Seen by Hubble: Pismis 26 and Ruprecht 106

If you like shiny things, some of the most gorgeous objects in space are globular clusters, with their bright, densely…

1 year ago

Hubble can Still Impress and Inspire. Here's Globular Star Cluster NGC 6638

Wow, what a beauty! While we’ve all turned our attentions to the new James Webb Space Telescope, this image proves…

2 years ago

The Large Magellanic Cloud Stole one of its Globular Clusters

Astronomers have known for years that galaxies are cannibalistic. Massive galaxies like our own Milky Way have gained mass by…

2 years ago

No News Here, Just a Beautiful Globular Cluster Captured by Hubble. That is all.

Here’s some beauty for your timeline: a stunning and ancient globular cluster captured by the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. The…

2 years ago

A Cluster of Black Holes Found Inside a Globular Cluster of Stars

Globular clusters can be home to lots of stellar-mass black holes, rather than a single intermediate mass black hole.

3 years ago