Latest Messier 12 Stories
A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees.
We know of about 150 of the rich collections of old stars called globular clusters that orbit our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports  that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars.
- Growing in low tufty patches.