Panning across NGC 3603

NGC 3603 is a starburst region: a cosmic factory where stars form frantically from the nebula’s extended clouds of gas and dust. Located 22 000 light-years away from the Sun, it is the closest region of this kind known in our galaxy, providing astronomers with a local test bed for studying the intense star formation processes, very common in other galaxies, but hard to observe in detail because of their large distance.

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ESO

About the Video

Id:eso1005b
Release date:3 February 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1005
Duration:27s

About the Object

Type:• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars

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