M79 Snow Globe Holiday Greeting

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Duration: 1 minute

This special holiday snow globe greeting is a visualization of a rotating star cluster that provides three-dimensional perspective of globular cluster Messier 79 (M79). The simulated star cluster is modeled to reflect the number, color, and distribution of stars in a Hubble Space Telescope view of M79, but not its exact structure.

Annotated, Globular Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Scientific Visualizations, Star Clusters


NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, J. DePasquale, D. Player, Z. Levay and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: December 12, 2017

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