Glimmering Hubble  show stunning starburst effect

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The iconic Hubble Space Telescope

has captured a glimmering new photo of a densely packed region of stars located in the constellation Sagittarius. 

The grouping of stars is a

 globular cluster known as NGC 6558, which lies 23,000 light-years from Earth. At this distance, the cluster resides closer to the center of the Milky Way 

The new photo was taken by the 

Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, which is designed to survey large areas of the sky at visible and red wavelengths.

The new photo was taken by the 

Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, which is designed to survey large areas of the sky at visible and red wavelengths.

The globular cluster features

bright stars, some of which are surrounded by prominent diffraction spikes, or lines radiating from bright light sources. 

 This visual starburst

effect is created when starlight interacts with the telescope's mirrors, causing the light to bend. 

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