Zooming in on NGC 3603

Zooming in on NGC 3603, the 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 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/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music by John Dyson.

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Id:eso1005a
Data de divulgação:3 de Fevereiro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1005
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Categoria:Nebulae
Stars

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