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NASA Picture of the Day: Palomar 6: Globular Star Cluster
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Where did this big ball of stars come from? Palomar 6 is one of about 200 globular clusters of stars that survive in our Milky Way Galaxy. These spherical star-balls are older than our Sun as well as older than most stars that orbit in our galaxy's disk. Palomar 6 itself is estimated to be about 12.5 billion years old, so old that it is close to -- and so constrains -- the age of the entire universe.
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Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
416195 (2002 TR190)19th Oct36682037,44620,457,862
(2018 EB)19th Oct11024744,45637,951,460
(2021 PH4)20th Oct16035922,3027,040,336
(2021 SN1)22nd Oct17338748,32615,352,849
(2016 NL56)23rd Oct17539230,19528,687,128
(2019 FM2)23rd Oct20044835,22234,407,312
(2021 NL2)23rd Oct16536930,15328,648,686
(2003 GG21)23rd Oct10724138,48711,899,958
162567 (2000 RW37)25th Oct27862230,22532,391,848
(2021 TK15)25th Oct11625958,94324,316,634
524522 (2002 VE68)26th Oct21147247,20334,887,309
(2019 OR1)26th Oct16236324,09233,311,132
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