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Picture of the Day - Extreme star cluster bursts into life

Published by Matt on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:07 pm via: Hubble ESA
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The star-forming region NGC 3603 – seen here in the latest Hubble Space Telescope image – contains one of the most impressive massive young star clusters in the Milky Way.

Extreme star cluster bursts into life. Credit: ESA/NASA

Extreme star cluster bursts into life. Credit: ESA/NASA

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.

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