Hubble Space Telescope takes photo of globular cluster 20,000 light-years away
The Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of a globular cluster 20,000 light years from Earth.
The globular cluster is known as NGC 6717 and is located in the constellation Sagittarius.
The image was released by the European Space Agency (ESA), which operates the Hubble Space Telescope with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The Hubble Space Telescope has been taking snapshots of space objects since launch, including various galaxies, nebulae, and even rare and super rare phenomena in space.
The Hubble Space Telescope takes a photo of the globular cluster
(Photo: ESA / Hubble and NASA, A. Sarajedini)
The Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of a globular cluster called NGC 6717, located 20,000 light years from our planet. The image has been made public by ESA.
“This starry image from the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 6717, which is more than 20,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius,” the website says. ESA bed.
According to a report by Space, a globular cluster is defined as “a round collection of stars closely linked by gravity”.
According to the ESA, globular clusters tend to have more stars in the center than at the edges, which gives them the look they are known for. Some globular clusters are easier for scientists to study.
However, not all of the stars you see in the image actually belong to the globular cluster. Some of these stars are actually located much closer to our planet than the globular cluster itself.
“Bright foreground stars close to Earth are surrounded by intersecting diffraction peaks formed by starlight interacting with structures supporting the Hubble secondary mirror,” the ESA website read.
The Hubble Space Telescope
(Photo: Photo courtesy of NASA / Getty Images)
Astronaut John M. Grunsfeld (C) works to replace the starboard solar panel on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) March 4, 2002 during extravehicular activity (EVA) in space. Grunsfeld and the rest of his Space Shuttle Columbia crew are in space trying to upgrade some components of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Nasa describes the Hubble Space Telescope as “a great space observatory, which has revolutionized astronomy since its launch and deployment by the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990”.
The space telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble.
The Hubble has had five service missions over the years in which its parts have been updated or replaced.
Related article: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope: After 30 Years of Service, Hubble Will Have a Different Anniversary
Photographer of the universe since 1990
Since its deployment in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken photos of various space objects and celestial bodies found in space.
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken photos of different galaxies over the years. He also took stunning photos of different nebulae found in the universe.
He even took pictures of unusual phenomena in different galaxies. One of them is the rare Herbig-Haro object, which the Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of last month.
The image of the Herbig-Haro object has been described as a photo of what looked like a blue “sword” piercing a heart-shaped cloud of gas and dust.
Another rare sighting example is her photo of Einstein’s ring, which was also taken last month.
Also read: NASA’s Hubble Shares Image of Very Rare ‘Einstein’s Ring’
This article is the property of Tech Times
Written by Isabelle James
2021 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.