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Zooming in on the star cluster Messier 67

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This zoom sequence takes the viewer from a broad view of the entire night sky into a close up view of the old star cluster Messier 67 in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab). Observations using ESO’s HARPS instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla in Chile, along with other telescopes, have found three planets orbiting stars in this cluster.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (
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About the Video

Release date:15 January 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1402

About the Object

Name:Messier 67
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters


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