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Video of the Cat's Paw Nebula

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Updated January 13, 2023

Video: Dazzling journey through the Cat's Paw Nebula. This one-minute trip begins with a spectacular view of the Milky Way, our Galaxy. Then a zoom takes us to the center of the southern constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpio. These images were taken from the Atacama Desert (Chile) by the Vista (infrared) and Apex (millimeter and submillimeter domains) telescopes. The sub-millimeter and millimeter wavelengths make it possible to highlight the cooler regions.
The Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) is visible in the southern hemisphere sky, within the constellation Scorpius. Located 5,500 light-years from Earth, this vast cloud spans about 50 light-years. The Cat's Paw Nebula was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel in 1837. Video credit © ESO

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