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ESOcast 90 Light – Orion’s Cloudy Secrets 4K UHD

4 Jan 2017, 11:00 UTC
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This video takes a quick look at a new image of one of the coolest bits of the night sky — the Orion Nebula. By observing in infrared light the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile can see through the dust and this allowed astronomers to catalogue nearly 800 000 objects in this region, young stars, strange outflows and very distant galaxies.

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