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NASA's Hubble discovers huge groups of 10 billion year old stars



Washington, June 30 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a stunning image of a vast collection of aging stars believed to be 10 billion years old.

Globular star clusters are a gravitationally bound accumulation of stars orbiting the Milky Way galaxy, it is said in a statement from the US Space Agency.

Globular clusters are denser and more spherical than open star clusters like the famous Pleiades. They typically contain hundreds of thousands of stars, which are believed to have formed at about the same time.

The hundreds of thousands of stars within the NGC 6139 are believed to have formed over 10 billion years ago, the report said. 19659002] As a result, they contain some of the oldest stars in our galaxy that formed very early in the galaxy's history.

Their role in galactic evolution, however, is still a matter of study.

This cluster is seen approximately towards the center of the Milky Way in the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion).

This constellation is a goldmine of fascinating astronomical objects.

Astronomers have used Hubble multiple times to observe "Scorpius" to observe objects such as the butterfly nebula, surprising binary star systems, and other dazzling globular clusters.

Earlier this month, Hubble also unveiled the most comprehensive, high-resolution, ultraviolet light study of nearby star-forming galaxies.

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