Globular cluster Omega Centauri

Globular cluster Omega Centauri

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Credit: ECKHARD SLAWIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Globular cluster. Optical image of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139, lower right) in the constellation Centaurus, the centaur. North is at top. Omega Centauri is a ball of over a million stars which lies 16,000 light years from Earth. Globular clusters are found in a halo around the Milky Way and are thought to be very old structures.

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Keywords: astronomy, centaurus, cosmology, globular cluster, ngc 5139, night sky, omega centauri, optical, science, space, star cluster, starfield, stars, stellar

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