Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
June 2, 2010
This spectacular new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a celestial menagerie of different objects and phenomena in part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. Many clusters are visible including an unusually young globular cluster and the remains of a brilliant supernovae explosion. The field of view is about one degree across.
Topics: Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Local Group, Astronomy, Technology Internet, ESO's La Silla Observatory, Chile, Large Magellanic Cloud, Mensa constellation, Dorado constellation, Magellanic Clouds, Globular cluster, Galaxy, Milky Way, Star clusters, European Southern Observatory