NGC 604 in Galaxy M33
Depicts: NGC 604, M33, IRAS 01310+3024, NGC 598
Copyright: Palomar Observatory, Caltech and the STScI Digitized Sky Survey (AURA)
This is a site where new stars are being born in a spiral arm
of the galaxy. Though such nebulae are common in galaxies,
this one is particularly large, nearly 1,500 light-years across.
The nebula is so vast it is easily seen in ground-based
Last Update: 1 September 2019