Coating the night sky like sprinkles on an ice cream scoop, this globular cluster contains an incredible half-million stars! This 8-billion-year-old cosmic bauble called Messier 3 is one of the largest and brightest globular clusters ever discovered, seen here in a @NASAHubble image. What makes Messier 3 extra special is its unusually large population of variable stars — stars that fluctuate in brightness over time. New variable stars continue to be discovered in this sparkling stellar nest to this day, but so far, we know of 274, the highest number found in any globular cluster by far. 
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Piotto et al.

 #Hubble  #Stars  #Sprinkles  #NASA
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14 April 2019 18:05:28


Coating the night sky like sprinkles on an ice cream scoop, this globular cluster contains an incredible half-million stars! This 8-billion-year-old cosmic bauble called Messier 3 is one of the largest and brightest globular clusters ever discovered, seen here in a @NASAHubble image. What makes Messier 3 extra special is its unusually large population of variable stars β€” stars that fluctuate in brightness over time. New variable stars continue to be discovered in this sparkling stellar nest to this day, but so far, we know of 274, the highest number found in any globular cluster by far. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Piotto et al. #Hubble #Stars #Sprinkles #NASA

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t_de_tina

Wowwww incredibile, so nice !!

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fanisptny

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revscrj

revscrj

@metaphysical_naturalist when I see bully tactics used on people ill equipped to deal with them I speak out and Chastise the fools who use such tactics. If you want to shame children keep it in the family and shame your own as there are avenues a child can take to ruin you for it if you get too abusive. The same cannot be said of people you think are stupid but in reality just stopped trusting science because of...well you and others like you. You do a disservice to humanity by mocking and ridiculing these people, you are drag against growth

naisha.wibowo

naisha.wibowo

Wow @nasa, this i great that we can see the outer space. What about a map of our deep sea. Please use those hubble telescope to see our oceans πŸ™

metaphysical_naturalist

metaphysical_naturalist

@revscrj This from a person who couldn't find my comment directly above his and didn't apologize for the false accusation. What do you define as those who deliberately come to a science page with pseudoscience and arrogantly comment their beliefs to hit out at the sciences they couldn't understand at school. You suffer blatant bias as these ill equipped commenters are deliberately trying to mock sciences. No one who asks a civil or genuine question is ever countered except with answers. These commenters are in fact the bullies, also their unfounded boasting of superiority deserves to be called to question . Do we go to a religious page and mock their belief? No. You need perspective. People don't trust what they don't understand. Your slant indicates you were either bullied at school or had difficulties with sciences, perspective, scale, and concepts. You do a disservice to humanity by portraying these conspiracy bullies as hard done by, when at school just as now they likely bullied the intelligent ones. Get real, you want to bring crap you will get crap, they aren't innocent.

etgoal10

etgoal10

Dear, nasa

etgoal10

etgoal10

please help Mr. Strak get to Earth plz

revscrj

revscrj

@revscrj locked = mocked. Fighting my phone.

revscrj

revscrj

@m._ki1999 totally- I still do, not gonna happen but I do think about it often

revscrj

revscrj

@247truthseeker the two concepts are not mutually exclusive you know. If gods hand comes in the form of physics and circumstance it is no less divine and simply because we can describe a thing does not make it any less holy.

revscrj

revscrj

@dan_thegoat__ BAGEL NOT DONUT (the heresy of it!!)

revscrj

revscrj

@bart_dijkhoffz temperature is a measure of vibration. In a vacuum there is nothing to vibrate

revscrj

revscrj

@tomsudbury.14 not when there are people who really think it is

revscrj

revscrj

@alien_astro_dad nice I was only aware of three! There are 30?

tomsudbury.14

tomsudbury.14

@revscrj you guys take it to seriously you don’t understand my sociopathic humour

revscrj

revscrj

@tomsudbury.14 fair enough and probably spot on correct