VISTA Discovered a Bunch of Hidden Young Stars in Messier 78

Using the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile, astronomers have discovered a bunch of young stars in Messier 78 that were previously considered invisible. Infant stars of Messier 78 are hidden by cosmic dust in a reflection nebula of the Orion constellation that lies 1,600 light-years away from our planet.

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