Monday, February 26

NASA Captures Breathtaking Image of NGC 2210

It seems like the Hubble Space Telescope will always be a part of our lives, even if James Webb is more powerful. Today, NASA has shared a new photo of the globular cluster NGC 2210 galaxy, which was taken by Hubble.

NGC 2210 is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which is about 157,000 light years from us. It’s a satellite galaxy of the milky way, meaning the two galaxies are locked with gravity. Globular cluster are stable, tightly bound clusters of millions of stars. They can last a long time, and researchers even believe this galaxy is about 11.6 billion years old.

Considering the age of the universe, this means the galaxy is only a couple of billion years younger than the universe itself.

Image Source: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Sarajedini