Flying through the star cluster Messier 67 (annotated)

This artist's impression takes the viewer on a trip through 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. The three stars with planets are marked with their names.


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About the Video

Release date:15 January 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1402
Duration:31 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Messier 67
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Category:Star Clusters



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