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Globular star cluster M55 (NGC 6809)

Globular star cluster M55 (NGC 6809)

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CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE / JEAN-CHARLES CUILLANDRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE / JEAN-CHARLES CUILLANDRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Globular star cluster M55 (NGC 6809), optical image. A globular cluster consists of a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars orbiting a galaxy. M55 is found about 17,300 light years from Earth, in the constellation Sagittarius. This image was produced using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.

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