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A galactic ballet

31 May 2020 Astronomy Now

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) captured this stunning view of a pair of interacting galaxies known as Arp 271.

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A hundred thousand supernovae

4 May 2020 Astronomy Now

Countless stars fill the scene in this revealing infrared view of the central region of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope.