Stunning Hubble Space Telescope Image of a Glittering Globular Cluster – SciTechDaily

NGC 6717

Hubble Space Telescope image of globular cluster NGC 6717. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, A. Sarajedini

This star-studded image from the The center of the image also contains some interlopers from closer to home. Bright foreground stars close to Earth are surrounded by criss-cross diffraction spikes formed by starlight interacting with the structures supporting Hubble’s secondary mirror.

The area of the night sky which contains the constellation Sagittarius also contains the center of the

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