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Updated January 13, 2023

Video: Dazzling journey through the Pencil Nebula. This one-minute journey takes us down to the center of the Pencil Nebula, into dense clouds of gas and dust. This video kicks off with a wide-field view of the dramatic southern part of the Milky Way. It gradually ends in a large bubble-shaped region of glowing gas in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). This is the supernova Vela, clouds of gas that were ejected from a dying star in a huge explosion around 11,000 years ago. The final detailed view is from the Wide Field Imager camera on the MGP/ESO 2.2m telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile.
Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger ( Music: Disasterpeace

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