Date: 30 September 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 300
Copyright: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)
In this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 300, young, blue stars are concentrated in spiral arms that sweep diagonally through the image. The yellow blobs are glowing hot gas that has been heated by radiation from the nearest young, blue stars. NGC 300 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies and it is located 7 million light-years away.
Last Update: 1 September 2019