Hubble’s globular discovery

14 Feb 2019
Coma cluster
The Coma Galaxy Cluster as seen by the Hubble space telescope.

Gazing across 300 million light-years into a monstrous city of galaxies, astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to survey 22,426 globular star clusters.

The study, featuring a University of Queensland alumnus, will allow astronomers to use the globular cluster field to map the distribution of matter and dark matter in the Coma galaxy cluster, which holds over 1,000 galaxies.

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