Mounted image 132: ESO’s VLT reveals the Carina Nebula's hidden secrets

This broad image of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.



ESO/T. Preibisch

About the Mounted Image

Release date:20 April 2012, 13:49
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 40.9 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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