Oct 11

VISTA Finds New Globular Star Clusters

Source: ESO Photo Release eso1141

VISTA view of the globular cluster VVV CL001 and its companion
Image credits: ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team.

Two newly discovered globular clusters have been added to the total of just 158 known globular clusters in our Milky Way. They were found in new images from ESO’s VISTA survey telescope as part of the Via Lactea (VVV) survey. This survey has also turned up the first star cluster that is far beyond the centre of the Milky Way and whose light has had to travel right through the dust and gas in the heart of our galaxy to get to us.(read more)

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