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Stellar Nursery in the arms of NGC 1672

Stellar Nursery in the arms of NGC 1672


Date: 03 April 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 1672
Copyright: NASA, ESA

This image was obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys and shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, with clusters of hot young blue stars along its spiral arms, and clouds of hydrogen gas glowing in red. Delicate curtains of dust partially obscure and redden the light of the stars behind them. NGC 1672's symmetric look is emphasised by the four principal arms, edged by eye-catching dust lanes that extend out from the centre.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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