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
Publiseringsdato:3. februar 2010 12:00
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