Zoom in on the star-forming region NGC 346
Zooming in on the star-forming region NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy, some 210 000 light-years away from Earth. The light, wind and heat given off by massive stars have dispersed the glowing gas within and around this star cluster, forming a surrounding wispy nebular structure that looks like a cobweb. NGC 346 is located in the constellation Tucana (the Toucan) and spans approximately 200 light-years.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/NOAO/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Moonwind")
About the Video
|Release date:||24 February 2010, 12:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Nebulae|