The Hubble Space Telescope managed to capture the bright and ancient globular cluster NGC 3201. It is known for containing hundreds of thousands of stars united by gravity. First seen by James Dunlop in 1826, describing him as “large and bright, becoming irregular to the center.”
Globular-type clusters can be found around all large galaxies, but their origin remains hazy. Recently, scientists have fixed a black hole hiding in the center of NGC 3201. Its location was noticed in bizarre stellar motions. This bright star group is also endowed with some strange characteristics, distinguishing it from other 150 globular clusters in the Milky Way. The cluster moves fast relative to the Sun, and the orbit is retrograde (moves in the opposite direction relative to the galactic center). The unusual behavior of the cluster hints at what could have formed outside the galaxy, and then attracted by gravity.
True chemical composition tells a different story. Cluster stars resemble stars of other clusters, which means they appeared in one place and time. Despite the mystery of origin, it delights with its cosmic beauty.