Star cluster is heading for destruction at the heart of the Milky Way


A globular star cluster called VVV CL002 is falling into the galactic centre

ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

Astronomers are watching a cluster of stars called a globular cluster fall to its doom. The cluster, called VVV CL002, is speeding towards the centre of the Milky Way, where it is certain to be destroyed. This process has probably happened countless times over the history of the galaxy, but this is the first time we have witnessed it.

VVV CL002 is the closest known…

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