Zooming in on a VISTA infrared image of 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 an infrared view of NGC 6357 from the VISTA telescope.


ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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Release date:20 February 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1309
Duration:56 s

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