SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Mars Lava, Star Cluster, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Omega Centauri, Endeavour, More
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December 2, 2008--The stunning Omega Centauri globular cluster contains millions of stars. The grouping, about 17,000 light years from Earth, appears as large as the full moon does from the Southern Hemisphere.

A new image from the European Organisation for Astronomical Research is based on data from a telescope in Chile. Recent research points to a possible black hole at the cluster's core.
—Image by ESO/EIS
 
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