Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Friday

Credit:NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
This Hubble image shows a bright blue group of young stars blasting apart the nebula that they formed in.  However, Spitzer, the infrared telescope reveals that new stars are still being created in the "pillars".   The formation is called N90 and is found in the southern Hemisphere constellation of Tucana.  N90 or NGC 602 is part of the small Magellanic cloud and is only 200,000 light years away.  Large numbers of distant galaxies are visible in this view, and they are millions of light years away. 

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