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Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

This image, a composite of several observations captured by ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST), shows the ESA spacecraft Gaia as a faint trail of dots across the lower half of the star-filled field of view. These observations were taken as ...

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Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life

There are colorful stars galore, but likely no habitable planets, inside the globular star cluster Omega Centauri. NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE SM4 ERO TEAM   Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life Close encounters between stars in the Milky Way’s ...

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Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars

  Hubble Captures Cluster of Aging Stars This rich and dense smattering of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way. Globular clusters are denser and more spherical than open star ...

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The Milky Way’s Ancient Heart

Click for a full size image This image, captured with the VISTA infrared survey telescope, as part of the Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) ESO public survey, shows the central part of the Milky Way. While normally hidden behind ...

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Journey to the centre of our galaxy

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Click for a full size image Journey to the centre of our galaxy Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope ...

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La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way

La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way This picture was taken just before dawn at the La Silla Observatory, in outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. A layer of orange hovering over the horizon announces the imminent arrival of the ...

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