In the constellation Centaurus
40,000 times the mass of the Sun
Diameter 150,000 miles (240,000 km), about two-thirds of the distance from Earth to the Moon
Hubble peered deep into Omega Centauri to snap a picture of about 50,000 stars near the cluster's center. [NASA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)]
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