The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE

This view shows how the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has created a three-dimensional view of the iconic Pillars of Creation in the star-forming region Messier 16. Each pixel in the data corresponds to a spectrum that reveals a host of information about the motions and physical conditions of the gas at that point. The slices of the data corresponding to some of the different chemical elements present are highlighted.

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Auðkenni:eso1518c
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Apr 30, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1518
Stærð:4500 x 2813 px

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Nafn:M 16, Messier 16
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:7000 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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