Comparison of the Small Magellanic Cloud in infrared and visible light

This view compares a huge new infrared image of the Small Magellanic Cloud from ESO's VISTA telescope to a more traditional view in visible light. By observing at longer infrared wavelengths VISTA can penetrate the dust clouds of this small neighbouring galaxy and reveal the stars much more clearly.


ESO/VISTA VMC/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: Astral electronic.

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Release date:3 May 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1714
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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