Zooming in on the Cosmic Eyelash

This zoom sequence starts from a broad view of the sky and takes the viewer deep into the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer). We pass the globular star cluster Messier 2 and go far beyond the galaxy into a distant cluster of galaxies. There we see a curious arc, a gravitationally lensed version of an even more distant galaxy, nicknamed the Cosmic Eyelash, seen using ALMA.


ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESA/Hubble. Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Release date:30 August 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1727
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Cosmic Eyelash
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst

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