Thursday, May 30, 2013

NGC 6752

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the southern constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Studies of this cluster using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have unexpectedly revealed that many of the stars do not undergo mass-loss at the end of their lives.

Photo credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see Low Sodium Diet Key to Old Age for Stars.

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