Cosmic Tribune

‘Beautiful’ nebula to Messier, M5 is actually a spectacular cluster with 100,000 stars

‘Beautiful’ nebula to Messier, M5 is actually a spectacular cluster with 100,000 stars

Though it appeared to Messier to be fuzzy and round and without stars, Messier 5 (M5) is now known to be a globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more, bound by gravity and packed into a region around 165 light-years in diameter. It lies some 25,000 light-years away. Roaming the halo of our galaxy, globular […]