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Messier 55

Sparkling sphere of ancient stars

Globular star cluster Messier 55 contains some of the cosmos’ oldest stars.

Star clusters discovered using VISTA

Hidden star groups uncovered

Telescope uncovers almost 100 star clusters hidden behind dust in the Milky Way.

Infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula

Diving into the Lagoon

New Lagoon Nebula image pierces the dusty veil to reveal hosts of young stars.

Monoceros R2

Unicorn cloud reveals its inner self

Peering into the heart of a stellar nursery in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn.

Infrared view of galaxy NGC 253

Cosmic grandeur: the Sculptor Galaxy

A new view of a famous galaxy, with stars galore that were hidden before.