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Globular star cluster Omega Centauri
Picture of Globular star cluster Omega Centauri

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

This panoramic view displays a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of the giant globular star cluster Omega Centauri. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way Galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10 billion and 12 billion years old.