Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 3201

This video takes us towards the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails), where we find the bright globular star cluster NGC 3201. This huge and ancient ball of stars has been found to harbour an invisible black hole with four times the mass of the Sun. The final sharp view of the centre of the cluster comes from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/ESA/NASA/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic

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Id:eso1802b
Release date:17 January 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1802
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Category:Star Clusters

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