The stars that time forgot: find a globular cluster only devoured by the Milky Way


Patricia BioscaSEGUIRMadrid Updated: Save Send news by mail electrónicoTu name *

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The galaxies contain a sort of ” time capsules “calls globular clusters . Usually on the outskirts of these vast regions, a million stars are swirling in a sphere around a point, as if they were satellites, held together by the gravity that attracts them. Although they are formations common (only in the Milky Way have about 150), their origin remains an open question. Now, an international team of astronomers has just come up with a new collection that was destroyed by our cosmic neighbourhood for more than 2,000 million years ago, and that opens up even more questions.

it Is in fact a globular cluster “crushed” by our own Milky Way galaxy to the outskirts of the Constellation