The Cosmos with Sharpless 29

The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

Sharpless 29 is located 5,500 light years away from us in the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer), and sits right next to the famous Lagoon Nebula.

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