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How to find a star cluster

How to find a star cluster

Date: 14 November 2017
Copyright: ESA

It's the perfect meeting of old and new. Astronomers have combined recent data from ESA's Gaia mission with a simple analysis technique from the 18th century to discover a massive star cluster that had previously escaped detection. Subsequent investigations are helping to reveal the star-forming history of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
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