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Birthing Nebula Celebrates with Champagne Party

In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.

Published On 05/27/2015
12:36 PM EDT
This chart shows the constellation of Vela (The Sails) in the southern skies. All stars visible to the naked eye on a clear dark night are shown and the position of the star-forming cloud RCW 34 is marked. The glow is hard to see in small telescopes although the brighter stars in this rich field can be easily spotted. | ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope