Quantcast

Latest Messier 12 Stories

Messier 55's Vast Ball Of Stars Imaged By ESO's VISTA
2012-05-09 10:53:23

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.

1ddedf1100dddea57c4edeacff8c6c30
2010-12-08 09:55:00

We know of about 150 of the rich collections of old stars called globular clusters that orbit our galaxy, the Milky Way.

2006-02-07 07:03:25

Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports [1] that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars.


Word of the Day
ethnarch
  • The governor of a province or people.
The word 'ethnarch' comes from a Greek word meaning 'ruler of a tribe or nation'.
Related