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New Milky Way component discovered

New Milky Way component discovered

The centre of the Milky Way galaxy, a region previously thought to consist of vast numbers of old stars, actually has young stars.

Star birth and death in large Magellanic Cloud captured by ESO

Large Magellanic Cloud, which is one of our closest galactic neighbours located only about 160 000 light-years from us, is actively forming new stars in regions that are so bright that some can even be seen from Earth with the naked eye.

Milky Way`s 84 million stars catalogued

An international team of astronomers has created a nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars, using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

Astronomers get widest deep view of sky ever recorded

European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) VISTA telescope has captured a treasure trove of over 200 000 galaxies using infrared light.

Beauty of ‘starburst’ galaxy captured

Astronomers have captured perhaps the most detailed wide-field view of nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253 using VLT Survey Telescope (VST).