Tuesday, November 02, 2010

10,000 Years of Stellar Motion

From the Long Now Blog:
10,000 Years of star motion Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
Apparently astronomers focused Hubble on a certain region of Globular Cluster Omega Cantauri several times over 4 years. They were then able to calculate how each of those stars will move in the next 10,000 years. You can see a video of this after the jump on their site here.

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