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The Very Large Telescope peers into the Crux of the Milky Way, revealing a sea of stars

14 Jul 2020, 14:34 UTC
The Very Large Telescope peers into the Crux of the Milky Way, revealing a sea of stars
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The European Southern Observatory’s “Cosmic Gems” programme is an ongoing initiative to collect astronomical images of educational interest and public outreach, showcasing the institution’s powerful telescopes during periods when they cannot be used for science observations. This composite image, captured by the Very Large Telescope’s FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph, or FORS, instrument shows a patch of sky in the Crux, or Southern Cross, constellation, a particularly bright section of the Milky Way packed with stars. The use of filters brings out spectacular blues and reds.
A look into Crux by the Very Large Telescope. Image: ESO

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