From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


CORONA AUSTRALIS REFLECTION NEBULA

A long tail of interstellar dust shines in the reflected light of nearby stars in this view of a nebula in the constellation Corona Australis (the southern crown). In some parts the dust accumulates to form dense molecular clouds from which it is thought young stars are born.

Credit: David Malin.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.