Mounted image 026: Glowing stellar nurseries

Colour-composite image of RCW120 using data from APEX and the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey. It reveals how an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where new stars form.

Credit:

ESO/APEX/DSS2/ SuperCosmos/ Deharveng(LAM)/ Zavagno(LAM)

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Id:mounted_0026
Release date:15 March 2011, 17:32
Dimensions:40 cm (W) x 50.17 cm (H)
Related archive image:eso0840a

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