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The Mouthpiece of the Pipe Nebula Space Wallpaper

The mouthpiece of the Pipe Nebula
This picture shows Barnard 59, part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula. (Image credit: ESO)

This stunning space wallpaper shows Barnard 59, part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula. This new and very detailed image of what is known as a dark nebula was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This image is so large that it is strongly recommended to use the zoomable version to appreciate it fully.

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