globular clusters

Messier 12 (M12) – The NGC 6118 Globular Cluster

Messier 12, a globular cluster located some 15,700 light-years from Earth, is one of the brightest objects in the Ophiuchus…

6 years ago

NGC 2419: Wayward Globular or the Milky Way’s Own?

Turns out, we may not know our extragalactic neighbors as well as we thought. One of the promises held forth…

7 years ago

Virtual Star Party – April 26, 2014- Hangoutathon Special Edition!

This week's Virtual Star Party was a special 2-hour Saturday night version recorded as part of the Cosmoquest Hangoutathon. The…

8 years ago

Can Stars Collide?

Imagine a really bad day. Perhaps you’re imagining a day where the Sun crashes into another star, destroying most of…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – September 13, 2013: Voyager is Out, LADEE Launches (a Frog), Asteroid 324 Bamberga

Once again, we have gathered together the forces of space journalism to report on the big news stories of the…

8 years ago

Beautiful Star Cluster Looks Surprisingly Youthful

This view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast – September 17-23, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! This looks like a great week to take in some galactic star clusters and enjoy the Andromeda…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: August 6-12, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! While you start your observing week out by watching the Mars Curiosity Landing, be sure to step…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: July 30 – August 5, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's big. It's bright. There's no escaping it. This week the Moon will be our major point…

9 years ago

Hubble’s View of Messier 68: Like Diamonds in the Sky

If you’ve ever looked at Messier 68 through a telescope, you know what a delightful view it is. But the…

9 years ago