Globular cluster

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The Messier 80 globular cluster in the constellation Scorpius is locatit aboot 28,000 licht-years frae the Sun an contains hundrits o thoosands o starns.[1]

A globular cluster is a spherical collection o starns that orbits a galactic core as a satellite. Globular clusters are very tichtly boond bi gravity, which gies them thair spherical shapes an relatively heich stellar densities taeward thair centers. The name o this category o starn cluster is derived frae the Laitin globulus—a smaa sphere. A globular cluster is sometimes kent mair simply as a globular.

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  1. The Hubble Heritage team (1999-07-01). "Hubble Images a Swarm of Ancient Stars". HubbleSite News Desk (Space Telescope Science Institute). Retrieved 2006-05-26.