European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope
Star formation underway 250 million years after Big Bang
Astronomers locate isolated neutron star beyond our galaxy
New images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The pictures have allowed astronomers to identify an elusive stellar corpse buried among filaments of gas left behind by a 2000-year-old supernova explosion.