2/n Before I mention a thing or three about it here, I’ll note that the lead image is a *simulation* based on the observations. Don’t want to confuse people so I’m being up front. [P.S. Credit goes to ESO/Gravity Consortium/L. Calçada; link in the article]
3/n When I first heard the news, I figured the stuff had been detected indirectly. Maybe some effect on dust farther out, or an odd relativistic effect.
Nope. The motion was detected *directly*. In other words: They. Saw. The. Dust. Clouds. Move.
2/ One of those undigested bits is the glorious Omega Centauri. It’s not only a massive globular cluster (w/millions of stars), it’s *the* most massive GC orbiting our galaxy. It may be the core of the galaxy that we ate eons ago!
3/ Omega Cen is so big and bright it’s visible to the naked eye! I saw it once by accident many years ago; huge coincidence and extremely lucky to spot it *just* over the horizon.
I was amazed, but now I know I may have seen the core of a long-lost galaxy.
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