These Are The Oldest Stars In Our Galaxy

NASA says these stars look like the bright flashes of people taking photos just before a big rock concert. These are actually the oldest stars in our very own Milky Way, captured by Hubble.

This beautiful group of stars is the last globular cluster in the Messier Catalogue, discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain in 1782. Known as Messier 107, it "is one of more than 150 globular star clusters found around the disc of the Milky Way".

You can find them about 20,900 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. [NASA]


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    They could be any stars and non of us astronomy noobs would know. Which raises the question - who cares?

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      Your opinion. Is not wanted here, troll.

    @ Micky-Intro
    I believe the circus is in town. Quick! Go ask you mummy if you can get some pocket money and buy yourself a showbag!!! I think they have one that you can actually get a life out of it.

    My theory, is that when a star dies it becomes a white dwarf. Most of the galaxies found and clusters of stars are a mix of reds, blue, and whites. As the picture shows there are a lot of white stars (and before you say anything, look closely at the image. The actual stars are white, the lense flare is red/blue).

    But I am no astronomer that's why i'm going to go read the NASA LINK THAT THIS ARTICLE RELATES TO!! MICKY!

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