Infrared images of space allow new views, reveal hidden stars

February 4, 2015 11:00 AM

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Images of the same space object can look very different from one another, depending on what wavelength of light the space telescope or orbiter was capturing. In a new image taken with the European Southern Observatory's VISTA telescope, the Trifid Nebula -- one you've probably seen before -- is cast in a whole new light.

And by cutting through the gas and dust captured in visible light photos, the new infrared images has revealed previously unknown stars.

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