Stunning Snapshot Reveals Dazzling Star Factories

August 20, 2014 10:03 AM

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Stunning Snapshot Reveals Dazzling Star Factories

This mosaic of images from the 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way, located in the Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm of the galaxy.

Two giant star clusters tucked away in one of the neighboring arms of our Milky Way galaxy glow in full display in a dramatic new portrait. They also offer a fun opportunity for backyard astronomers.

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