Fireworks of Star Formation Light Up a Galaxy
Depicts: NGC 4214, IRAS 12131+3636, UGC 7278
Copyright: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)
Newly released images obtained with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in
July 1997 reveal episodes of star formation that are occurring across
the face of the nearby galaxy NGC 4214.
Located some 13 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4214 is currently
forming clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust. In
the Hubble image, we can see a sequence of steps in the formation and
evolution of stars and star clusters. The picture was created from
exposures taken in several color filters with Hubble's Wide Field
Planetary Camera 2.
Last Update: 1 September 2019