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Stellar Nursery NGC 6357
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Stellar Nursery NGC 6357

June 25, 2012
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and weird dust formations sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds.

Credit: ESO