July - VISTA stares deep into the Milky Way

This infrared image from the VISTA telescope at Paranal shows a region of the Milky Way that lies within the constellation of Scorpius, close to the central plane of the galaxy. The region hosts a dense cloud of dust and gas associated with the molecular cloud IRAS 16562-3959, clearly visible as an orange smudge among the rich pool of stars at the centre of the image.

Credit:

ESO/VVV Team/A. Guzmán

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Year:2016
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