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The Hubble Space Telescope was used to identify a super cluster of dead stars that were giving off what is referred to as ghost light, in a space community.

The Hubble Space Telescope made a discovery that only it would be able to make, in determining what caused the cluster of light that was found in the images. Thanks to the telescopes infra-red sensitivity to incredibly dim light scientists were actually able to determine that what they were looking at was something that scientists hadn’t ever seen before in this capacity.

The scene was a chaotic, rambling of stars that looked like an incredibly sized mass. And it was every bit as impressive as it looked, and seemed. As it turns out what scientists were looking at was a major cluster of stars that were expelled from galaxies that perished billions of years ago. NASA said that they were gravitationally pulled apart, and the remnants are what they were identifying.

The super cluster actually drifts between several galaxies and doesn’t have any pull in any particular direction. Essentially saying that they have stayed together by mere collection, rather than staying together for a particular reason – like being a part of the same galaxy. In fact, scientists have even gone as far as to say that the galaxies very well could have been as large as the Milky Way, and that there could have been several that were actually that size within the crippled mass.

The cluster of light that was seen in the photographs and the telescope though was actually only accounted for by 10% of the light that was coming from the stars that were present. There were as many as 200 billion dead stars within the mass. Scientists used computer modeling to make the additional determinations that they were able to achieve through this discovery beyond simply seeing the light in its traditional sense.

The information that was collected through the Hubble Telescope isn’t just groundbreaking for the discovery, but also for confirming what scientists had speculated for some time. It confirms the behavior of stars that are pushed out from a galaxy, and how they interact with each other when they are no longer held within the gravitational rules of a galaxy, and that according to scientists is a major move forward.

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  1. i understand every word, and i still need to know more. i won’t sleep until i do. billions of dead stars drifting together. not being drawn in any particular direction. no purpose. wow! and, some of them are glowing? what a cliff hanger. thank you hubble.

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