Close-up view of the glowing gas cloud LHA 120-N55 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This pan video gives a close-up look at a new image of the strikingly colourful emission nebula, called LHA 120-N55 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). Light from blazing blue stars energises the gas left over from the stars’ recent formation to create a mantle of glowing gas. Astronomers study these beautiful displays to learn about the conditions in places where new stars develop.

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ESO
Music: Johan Monell

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Id:eso1616b
Release date:18 May 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1616
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Category:Nebulae

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