Fig12_2 Globula_clusters

Fig12_2 Globula_clusters

Fig. 12.2 . A million stars are crowded together in globular star clusters, like the two shown here. Many are located in a great spherical halo that encloses our Milky Way. A relatively few, like these, are concentrated toward the central nucleus. These globular clusters are designated NGC 6522 and NGC 6528. (Courtesy of KPNO/AURA.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University