Jan 11

VISTA Stares Deeply into the Blue Lagoon

Source: ESO Photo Release

Messier 8, usually called the Lagoon Nebula, captured by the VISTA telescope.
Image credits: ESO/VVV. ESO's Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit.

This new infrared image of the Lagoon Nebula was captured as part of a five-year study of the Milky Way using ESO’s VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. This is a small piece of a much larger image of the region surrounding the nebula, which is, in turn, only one part of a huge survey.(read more)

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