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Stellar Nursery Blooms into View

13 Dec 2017, 11:00 UTC
Stellar Nursery Blooms into View ESO/M. Kornmesser

The OmegaCAM camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

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