Omega Centauri Model Zoom Sequence and Future Star Motions

About this video
Duration: 20 seconds

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. Astronomers used Hubble's exquisite resolving power to measure positions for stars in 2002 and 2006. From these measurements, they can predict the stars' future movement, shown here for the next 10,000 years.


Tags
Astronomical, Globular Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Star Clusters

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Anderson (STScI)

Publication: October 26, 2010


Learn more about this video in NewsCenter

HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this video, along with its original news release and all related material.