Zooming in on the Hercules galaxy cluster

This zoom video sequence begins with a wide view of the large constellation of Hercules. As we zoom in we start to see a faint swarm of distant galaxies. These form the Hercules galaxy cluster, one of the youngest and most unusual of such clusters in the nearby Universe. The final image shows a very detailed view of this cluster from the VST telescope, the latest telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind).

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Udgivelsesdato:7. marts 2012 12:00
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