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NGC 604 in Galaxy M33

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 telescopic images.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Oct-2021 00:14 UT

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