New image from one of Earth's largest telescopes shows a 'star factory' nebula

A newly-released picture shows the "Cone Nebula" in stunning detail

A new picture shows a nebula 2,500 light-years away in spectacular detail

The Cone Nebula was snapped by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.

The picture was released on Thursday by the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

To find the Cone Nebula, scientists turned their telescope towards the Monoceros (unicorn) constellation, about halfway between the Betelgeuse and Procyon stars.

The ESO's Very Large  Telescope is one of the  largest telescopes  in the world.