Pan across the galactic centre

This video zooms across a part of the sky close to the centre of our Milky Way, which was observed with the VISTA infrared survey telescope. Within this part of the sky astronomers discovered a dozen new variable stars. Their discovery suggests that the bulging centre of the Milky Way likely grew through the merging of primordial star clusters.


ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti. Music: 5th Dimension

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Release date:12 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1636
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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