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odd kinematics of a young nearby globular cluster

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Turns out that VVV-CL160 is 12 billion years old. Could not find what constellation it is in (article does not specify) nor does the Arxiv reference. It does say that it originally was thought to be an open cluster upon its initial discovery in 2014.
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helicon wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 pm Turns out that VVV-CL160 is 12 billion years old. Could not find what constellation it is in (article does not specify) nor does the Arxiv reference. It does say that it originally was thought to be an open cluster upon its initial discovery in 2014.
Yes, it’s a new glob as a glob but still 12 billion years old. The fact that it’s closer to earth than thought makes for an older main sequence turn off age.
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