'Cosmic Clouds' Lit Up By New Star | Video

Astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope have captured imagery of 'reflection nebula' IC 2631; which is comprised of cosmic dust and gas that is illuminated by the star HD 97300. It lies in a region called the Chamaeleon Complex about 500 light years from Earth. (Read More)

Video Show: Exploring the Southern Sky - ESO at 50

credit : ESO/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2/mash mix: Space.com