The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebula to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
The glowing jumble of gas clouds visible in this new image make up a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula. Taken using the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, this may well be the sharpest .
This cool space wallpaper shows the third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.