Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gas Clouds Colliding at 1 Million Kilometers Per Hour = Beautiful

Wouldn't you agree?

The image above is of the star-forming region known as NGC 6729 and is the latest image released from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.

At a distance of only about 400 light years, NGC 6729 is part of one of the closest stellar nurseries to the Earth. It is located in the southern constellation of Corona Australis. Follow the link above for more information and click on the image to see it in even higher resolution or click here to see a glorious 9 MB tiff version. 

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