Something known by very few:
*The 92nd globular cluster in Messier's Catalogue; that is, " a large group of old stars that are closely packed in a symmetrical, somewhat spherical form. Globular clusters, so called because of their roughly spherical appearance, are the largest and most massive star clusters." [Encyclopaedia Britannica]
** French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817), who was known as the 'Ferret of Comets', began his catalogue because he was tired of confusing comets with distant galaxies, clusters, and nebulae.
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