November 24, 2015

The Prawn Nebula

The rich patchwork of gas clouds in this new image make up part of a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula (also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). Taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, this may well be one of the best pictures ever taken of this object. It shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled in among the clouds that make up the nebula.

Image Credit: ESO
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1 comment:

  1. Simplemente espectacular. El equipo de científicos del Observatorio La Silla está haciendo un trabajo espléndido. Felicidades.