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Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed?

24 Mar 2021, 09:00 UTC
Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed? ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO; acknowledgement: S. Jordan/T. Sagrista.

Data from ESA’s Gaia star mapping satellite have revealed tantalising evidence that the nearest star cluster to the Sun is being disrupted by the gravitational influence of a massive but unseen structure in our galaxy.

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