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OH MY GOD, IT’S FULL OF STARS

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Globular Clusters

A spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite. Globular clusters are very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them their spherical shapes and relatively high stellar densities toward their centers. The name of this category of star cluster is derived from the Latin globulus—a small sphere. A globular cluster is sometimes known more simply as a globular.

Reblogged from Astrotastic!
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All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct.

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I suspect that there’s a whole population out there—people who are underrepresented in the sciences, people who are just like me, but who did not have as deep an energy reserve as I did—who ultimately got discouraged and turned away. So my hope is that by being visible, I’m opening doors so that people better than I am, who may never even have thought they could do this, will come along and be revealed to modern society

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…Countless identical civilizations [to ours] are scattered in the infinite expanse of the cosmos. With humankind reduced to absolute cosmic insignificance, our descent from the center of the world is now complete