May Your Holidays Sparkle and Shine (Omega Centauri)

May Your Holidays Sparkle and Shine (Omega Centauri)

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News release ID: STScI-2009-25
Release Date: Nov 29, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Hubble snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars.

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Tags
Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Early Release Observation, Globular Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Star Clusters, Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team