Astronomy Video: Looking At The Lobster and Cat’s Paw Nebulae – The Wonders Of Space

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Astronomers have for a long time studied the glowing, cosmic clouds of gas and dust catalogued as NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, this gigantic new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope being only the most recent one. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. The evocative shapes of the clouds have led to their memorable names: the Cat’s Paw Nebula and the Lobster Nebula, respectively.

NGC 6334 is located about 5500 light-years away from Earth, while NGC 6357 is more remote, at a distance of 8000 light-years. Both are in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), near the tip of its stinging tail.

This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red.

The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version of this giant image is available here.

Note that the circular features in the image around bright stars are not real, they are due to reflections within the optics of the telescope and camera.

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Comments

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Space is amazing.

Tyler M says:

Great video!

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Scott Everywhere says:

Mind Blowing Creations of the Creator!
Meanwhile we destroy our own home….

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Sqooshysi VB says:

Anyone realize the 3 stars that have what looks to be unidentified characters around them on 1:42???

Maqsimous says:

Thumbnail says Lobster, video says Lagoon. wot.

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to bad we will never see that in person

BMR Studio says:

This amazing pictures just reminds me, how small We are. Thank You guys, to upload it!

Taxation is Theft says:

Beautiful and so relaxing. The universe is so intreging.

R Lane says:

8,000 Light years is like the next block over to the universe

DARKKISS says:

Amazing. Love this 💜💜💜💜

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FANTASTIC UNIVERSE!!!
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Tyler Mauldin says:

This is beautiful!

Joe Morello says:

Very nicely close ups! 🇨🇦😊

Sergio Pessanha says:

BRIGADO..BOA TARDE

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