Zooming in on the Trifid Nebula, and two Cepheid variables far beyond

This zoom video takes the viewer deep into the spectacular central regions of the Milky Way. The final sequence closes in on the famous Trifid Nebula, as seen in a new infrared image from the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

Credit:

ESO/VVV consortium/D. Minniti/Gábor Tóth/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)

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Release date:4 February 2015, 12:00
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Duration:50 s

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