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Globular Cluster in Corona Australis
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The dense and ancient globular cluster C78 or NGC 6541 lies in Corona Australis near the tail of Scorpius the Scorpion. Speckled by old red-orange stars, the cluster is thought to be some 12.9 billion years old.
C78 (or NGC 6541) is a Globular Cluster of stars -
its distance of 23,000 light years from
Earth, and its closeness to the Galactic Meridian, mean that it lies in the region
of the Galaxy's core.
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