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October 26, 2010 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-28

Hubble Data Used to Look 10,000 Years into the Future

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Video: Omega Centauri: Delving into an Archeological Fossil of the Universe

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Space Telescope Science Institute astronomers Jay Anderson and Roeland van der Marel discuss their in-depth study of the giant cluster Omega Centauri. The team used Hubble's exquisite resolving power to measure the positions for stars in 2002 and 2006. From these measurements, they can predict the stars' future movement.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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