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The week in pictures: October 15–21, 2011

This week's news featured an exoplanet caught forming, an unexpected distribution of dark matter, two new globular clusters, and more.
ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

VISTA finds new globular star clusters and sees right through the heart of the Milky Way

This survey has also turned up the first star cluster that is far beyond the center of the Milky Way on the other side of our galaxy. Learn more »

"The week in pictures" highlights the amazing discoveries and cutting-edge research that resulted in magnificent photos and illustrations in the past week's Astronomy.com News section. Scroll through the photos, comment on your favorites, and click links to learn more about the science behind the pictures. We hope "The week in pictures” will not only highlight all our beautiful universe has to offer but also summarize the important stories of the past seven days in case you missed anything.

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