<p>The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope recently took this astonishing infrared image of the Orion Nebula, seen here in false color. It's the deepest view yet of the stellar nursery.</p>

Brilliant Birthplace

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope recently took this astonishing infrared image of the Orion Nebula, seen here in false color. It's the deepest view yet of the stellar nursery.

Photograph by ESO

Gaze Into the Deepest Ever View of the Orion Nebula

Also this week, Juno sends back its first picture of Jupiter from orbit, and a "Frankenstein" galaxy shocks astronomers.

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