Field of Stars
The Hubble Space Telescope prisoner a throng of stars that looks rather like a track darkened before a show, illuminated usually by a flashbulbs of a audience’s cameras. Yet a many stars of this object, famous as Messier 107, are not a passing phenomenon, during slightest by tellurian tab of time — these ancient stars have gleamed for many billions of years.
,br / Messier 107 is one of some-more than 150 globular star clusters found around a front of a Milky Way galaxy. These round collections any enclose hundreds of thousands of intensely aged stars and are among a oldest objects in a Milky Way. The start of globular clusters and their impact on galactic expansion stays rather unclear, so astronomers continue to investigate them.
,br / Messier 107 can be found in a constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer) and is located about 20,000 light-years from a solar system.
,br / French astronomer Pierre Méchain initial remarkable a intent in 1782, and British astronomer William Herschel documented it exclusively a year later. A Canadian astronomer, Helen Sawyer Hogg, combined Messier 107 to Charles Messier’s famous astronomical catalog in 1947.
,br / This design was performed with a Wide Field Camera of Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
,br / Image credit: ESA/NASA