Panning across the star formation region Gum 41

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This pan video takes a close up look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It reveals a cloud of hydrogen and newborn stars called Gum 41 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). In the middle of this little-known nebula, brilliant hot young stars emit energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow with a characteristic red hue.

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ESO. Music: movetwo

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About the Video

Id:eso1413b
Release date:16 April 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1413
Duration:50s

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Name:Gum 41
Type:• X - Nebulae

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