Globular clusters surrounding the Milky Way (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression shows a computer-generated model of the Milky Way and the accurate positions of the globular clusters used in this study surrounding it.

Scientists used the measured velocities of these 44 globular clusters to determine the total mass of the Milky Way, our cosmic home.


ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Calçada, M.Kormesser

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Release date:7 March 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1905
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Milky Way
Type:Milky Way

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