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News Release 266 of 958

August 5, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-30

Globular Clusters Tell Tale of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy Metropolis

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Image: DSS Annotated Image of the Virgo Cluster

DSS Annotated Image of the Virgo Cluster

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Virgo cluster galaxies taken with the Palomar Observatory 48-inch Schmidt telescope as part of the Digitized Sky Survey.

Object Name: Virgo Cluster

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Ditigized Sky Survey

Acknowledgment: Z. Levay (STScI) and D. De Martin (for ESA/Hubble)

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