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Old Feb 3 2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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ESO is releasing a magnificent VLT image of the giant stellar nursery surrounding NGC 3603, in which stars are continuously being born. Embedded in this scenic nebula is one of the most luminous and most compact clusters of young, massive stars in our Milky Way, which therefore serves as an excellent “local” analogue of very active star-forming regions in other galaxies. The cluster also hosts the most massive star to be “weighed” so far.

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By coincidence I am at ESO headquarters in Garching right now. I'm here for a meeting.
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*goes away, looking up where Garching is*

well, do thank them on behalf of a us
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*goes away, looking up where Garching is*

well, do thank them on behalf of a us
I am back home again, so it's too late to thank anyone. (I wasn't meeting the people responsible for that picture anyway.) You could thank them yourself - ESO's email address for public queries is "information@eso.org", as advertised on their web pages. They also publish contact addresses for the people responsible for each article on the bottom of the page.

Garching is just north of Munich, on the U6 schnelbahn line. ESO headquarters is a couple of kilometres north-east of Garching near the end of the U6 line. The place is covered in snow at the moment but the Germans seem to know how to grit the roads and pavements properly (unlike some towns and cities ), so it wasn't a problem.
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