A new image taken with ESO's VISTA survey telescope reveals the Trifid Nebula in a new light. By observing in infrared light, astronomers can see right through the central parts of the Milky Way and spot many previously hidden .
Stars Swarm Like Celestial Bees in Stunning New Photo A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees. The stars are some of the oldest in the universe.
This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a pair of star clusters that are believed to be in the early stages of merging. The clusters lie in the gigantic 30 Doradus Nebula, which is light-years from Earth. (via Merging clusters in 30 Doradus
The Hydra Cluster of Galaxies -- Image Credit & Copyright: Angus Lau The galaxies of the Hydra Cluster are over 100 million light-years away. The two bright stars in the foreground are part of our galaxy and a few hundred light years away.