Zooming in on NGC 6357

This zoom video sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We close in on one of the regions of active star formation in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) and a curious landscape of vast numbers of stars, glowing gas and dust is revealed. The final view shows the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of this stellar nursery, named NGC 6357.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Disasterpeace (http://disasterpeace.com/)

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Release date:20 June 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1226
Duration:01 m 01 s

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