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The chunk, officially named Omega Centauri, is a densely packed globular cluster with an estimated 10 million stars.
The same was true with Omega Centauri, which we easily saw from the Canary Islands a few years earlier.
The image gallery includes images from Siegel's study of the Omega Centauri star cluster, Penn State Research Associate Erik Hoversten's studies of galaxies near to our Milky Way Galaxy, and NASA Astronomer Stefan Immler's work on the early images captured by the Swift observatory.
OMEGA CENTAURI: Nagin Cox, a systems engineer working on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, talks about the challenges scientists, engineers and technicians faced building NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, and landing it successfully on Mars.
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) - This is the largest and brightest globular cluster in the sky.
The brightest globular cluster, readily visible to the naked eye, is Omega Centauri.
The two greatest globular clusters lie in the southern hemisphere, Omega Centauri and 47 Tucana.
The team finds that this cluster, Omega Centauri, is the nucleus of a small galaxy swallowed by the Milky Way.
Now a direct demonstration of the rotation of the southern cluster Omega Centauri has been announced by the Astronomer Royal, R.
Omega Centauri is the largest, brightest and most massive of our galaxy's retinue of 150 or so globular star clusters.
LOS ANGELES (CyHAN)- This is a zoom into a simulated model of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri. All the stars appear to be moving in random directions, like a swarm of bees.