Zooming in on the Large Magellanic Cloud

This zoom sequence stars with a wide-field view of the southern sky, including the two Magellanic Clouds, small galactic companions to the Milky Way. We then slowly home in on part of the Large Magellanic Cloud and fade into the very detailed view from the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Many clusters are visible including an unusually young globular cluster and the remains of a brilliant supernova explosion.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/NOAO/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Moonwind")

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Release date:31 May 2010, 10:48
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Duration:56 s
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