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Lagoon nebula views

Contrasting views of the Lagoon nebula. Top: Infrared observations from the Paranal Observatory in Chile cut through dust and gas to reveal a crisp view of baby stars within. Bottom: A similar view in visible light appears opaque.


Digital sky surveys and real-time telescopic observations are unleashing an unprecedented flood of information. Astronomers have recently created new tools to sift through all that data, which could contain answers to some of the greatest questions in cosmology.

From Discover Magazine
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