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Globular Cluster [Astro*Index]

A tightly packed collection of hundreds of thousands, or even millions of stars. These clusters form a sphere surrounding the center of the galaxy known as the halo. From the Earth, they are seen in the direction of the constellations Scorpio-Sagittarius. Globular clusters are known to contain large numbers of white dwarfs, which would indicate that they are ancient even by stellar standards.

See also:
♦ White Dwarf ♦ Galactic Center ♦ Galaxy


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