ESO GigaGalaxy Zoom Project - 21 September 2009 Pixel Starscape from Paranal" - This mosaic was assembled from 52 different sky fields made from about 1200 individual images totalling 200 hours exposure time (ESO/S.
The Rosette Nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only light-years distant. The dense cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.
This cool space wallpaper shows the third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
The iconic constellation of known as the Southern Cross, lies right in the middle of the disk of our galaxy, and so is strewn with turbulent gas and dust. This Herschel image reveals just how complex and chaotic this region is. - Photo by ESA/SPIRE/PACS
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).