This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular Milky Way. We then close in on a fuzzy spot that proves to be a very rich star cluster, the globular Messier 55. In the final sequence we see a very detailed view of Messier 55 in infrared light from the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2/J. Emerson/VISTA/Nick Risinger ( Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit Music: Compass by Disasterpeace (

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