Source: ESO Photo Release eso1226
Close-up view of NGC 6357. Image credit: ESO/VLT.
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and weird dust formations sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds. (read more)