Source: ESO Photo Release eso1303
Lupus 3 Dark Cloud.
Image credits: ESO/F. Comeron
An evocative new image from ESO shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. The new picture was taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile and is the best image ever taken in visible light of this little-known object. (read more)