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In pictures: Amazing space pictures

Image from Vista Telescope

The Vista telescope can see further into space and map out the sky using infrared light.


The telescope is based in Chile in South America at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory.

Horsehead Nebula

The power of the telescope means it can take pictures of stars that can't be seen with a human eye. Like this one of the Horsehead Nebula.

Part of the Milky Way

In this image you can see about a million stars that make up part of the Milky Way.

Galaxy cluster

Vista can look really far into space. This shows the Fornax Galaxy Cluster - one of the closest galaxies.