Source: ESO - 1003 Photo Release
Portrait of NGC 6334 created from images taken with the
Wide Field Imager instrument at the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO
telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. Credit:ESO.
ESO has just released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or NGC 6334. This complex region of gas and dust, where numerous massive stars are born, lies near the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, and is heavily obscured by intervening dust clouds.(read more)