Monday, March 02, 2009
The Tendency of Matter in Infinite Space
This globular cluster of stars is called Omega Centauri, NGC 5139. This is the largest star cluster in the general vicinity and has over 10 million stars in it, within a 150 light year diameter. Consider, as both Lucretius (kinda) and Isaac Asimov did, what the night sky of a planet within this cluster would look like.
The congregation of matter surrounded by void is the leit motiv of space, whether it is a sun or planet, a nebula, a globular cluster, a galaxy or even the mind boggling clusters of galaxies.
Labels: Space: Omega Centauri