Friday, August 17, 2012

Barnard 59, The Pipe Nebula

This picture shows Barnard 59, part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula. This new and very detailed image of what is known as a dark nebula was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.

Photo credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe.

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