SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Rosy Haze, Black Hole Jet, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Rosy Haze, Black Hole Jet, More
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November 25, 2009--An unusual cluster of stars dubbed Terzan 5, seen above in a newly released picture, is likely a primordial protogalaxy that long ago merged with the Milky Way, say astronomers using the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory.

The "unfinished" dwarf galaxy is now part of what's known as the Milky Way's galactic bulge, a dense region of stars and gas surrounding the galaxy's center.
—Image courtesy ESO/F. Ferraro
 
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