Messier Monday: The Teapot-Dome Cluster, M28 (Synopsis)

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” -Amelia Earhart

While the summer may be coming to an end here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days getting shorter carry with it one benefit: it's getting darker earlier, meaning that you've got a huge opportunity in the early part of the night to view some of the highlights of the summer skies you may have missed!

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That includes one of the most important Messier objects of all-time, and the very first globular cluster that we ever discovered a millisecond pulsar in. Even though the stars that gave rise to these objects may well be dead for billions of years, their remnants are still both visible and active, even today.

Come learn all about today's object -- Messier 28 -- over on the main Starts With A Bang blog!

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