15 Breathtaking Photos from Space That Will Blow Your Mind
A Strong Start
If you had a brand new state-of-the-art telescope facility, what would you look at first? Researchers at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory chose to view the Lagoon Nebula. This magnificent picture is the result, and is one of the SPECULOOS’ first ever observations.
The nebula is a cloud of dust and gas in our galaxy where new stars are being born, and is found roughly 5,000 light-years from us.
SPECULOOS is located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile, taking full advantage of the location’s dark skies, ideal atmospheric conditions, and the support systems ESO has there, from telescope infrastructure to staff accommodation.