Astronomy is our key to unlocking the secrets of the cosmos, it's not just about taking pretty pictures, although we definitely enjoy them! This breath-taking space picture of the so-called ‘Lobster Nebula’ was snapped during an enormous survey that is being done by a telescope called VISTA. The survey will map the shape of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and help us discover how it formed.
ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti. Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo