Globular cluster glitters in stunning new Hubble photo

a huge cluster of stars in space, infinitely dense.


A globular cluster glitters with starlight in a new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Located 15,000 light-years from Earth, the globular cluster — formally known as Terzan 12 — is nestled deep in our Milky Way galaxy, in the constellation of Sagittarius. A globular cluster contains hundreds of thousands to millions of stars tightly bound together by gravity, causing the large structures to appear spherical when viewed from Earth.