Core of Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) lithograph
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars.
- Facts of interest about the image
This colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of the cluster is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3.
- Classroom activity
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses
on the image and text.
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