Astronomers Unveil Detailed View of Messier 17

Astronomers have obtained one of the sharpest views ever of a vast interstellar cloud of dust and gas called Messier 17 (M17). Swiss astronomer Jean Philippe de Chéseaux discovered this nebula in 1745, but his discovery did not receive widespread attention. The object was independently rediscovered almost twenty years later by French astronomer Charles Messier, [...] —> Read More