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Young Star Cluster in Star-forming Region NGC 3603

Young Star Cluster in Star-forming Region NGC 3603


Date: 02 October 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: star cluster in NGC 3603
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

The star-forming region NGC 3603 contains one of the most impressive massive young star clusters in the Milky Way. Bathed in gas and dust the cluster formed in a huge rush of star formation thought to have occurred around a million years ago. The hot blue stars at the core are responsible for carving out a huge cavity in the gas seen to the right of the star cluster in NGC 3603's centre.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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