Welcome to a small Gallery of the Globulars.
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cluster M15 cluster M3 cluster M13
Of about 120 globular clusters surrounding our Milky Way Galaxy, M15 has one of the densest centers. The crowd fascinates researchers.

After seeing the glow of the half million stars of M3, Charles Messier started cataloging non-stellar objects. The M stands for Messier.

In 1714, Edmund Halley discovered M13. He wrote, "It shows itself to the naked eye when the sky is serene and the Moon absent."

cluster M15 cluster M4 cluster M15
The Hubble Space Telescope recently spied on M31 in our neighbor galaxy, Andromeda. About 300,000 stars make up the globualar cluster.

Our closest neighboring globular cluster, M4, is made of more than 100,000 stars. The circles surround "stellar corpses," or white dwarfs.

Globular cluster M92 is about 26,000 light years away from Earth, just a bit farther than its brighter neighbor, M13, in the constellation Hercules.

peer into M15 how crowded is M15? to the beginning