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Visible/infrared cross-fades of Messier 83

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This video fades between the view of Messier 83 in visible light captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile and the new HAWK-I image taken in the infrared. In the infrared, the dust that obscures many stars becomes nearly transparent, making the spiral arms less dramatic but revealing a whole host of new stars that are otherwise invisible.

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Credit: ESO/M. Gieles
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

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About the Video

Id:eso1020c
Release date:19 May 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1020
Duration:51s

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Name:M 83
Type:• X - Galaxies

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