Detailed Image of Barnard 59 Captured
Astronomers at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have captured a new and very detailed image of Barnard 59, part of a dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula.
This picture shows Barnard 59, part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula (ESO)
The Pipe Nebula is a prime example of a dark nebula. Originally, astronomers believed these were areas in space where there were no stars. But it was later discovered that dark nebulae actually consist of clouds of interstellar dust so thick it can block out the light from the stars beyond.
The Pipe Nebula appears silhouetted against the rich star clouds close to the centre of the Milky Way in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent Bearer).
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