Young Star Cluster in Star-forming Region NGC 3603 - Annotated
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
An annotated version of Hubble's image of a young star cluster in the star-forming region NGC 3603. The enormous cavity blown out by the young stars in the massive star cluster in NGC 3603's centre can be seen to the right of the cluster. Of particular interest is the lower left of the image. This is darker due to a mix of extinction of starlight and interstellar reddening caused by foreground dust clouds. Giant pillars of gas can also be seen extending away from the central cluster whilst the striking Bok Globules reside, silhouetted against the nebula, at the top right of the image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019