Thursday, October 28, 2010

ESO VLT Images: Six Spiral Galaxies

Six spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in pictures from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the powerful new HAWK-I camera, to help astronomers understand how the spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve. Credit: ESO/P. Grosbøl

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