View Full Version : Star Formation in NGC 3576

2006-Sep-28, 12:25 AM
This photograph shows a star forming region in NGC 3576, located about 9,000 light years from Earth. The image was captured by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which reveals the higher energy emissions from the region. The blue dots are newly born stars generating ferocious solar winds (the more diffuse parts of the image). NGC 3576 is a particularly dense nebula, so many of these stars have been hidden from previous observations, until they were revealed by Chandra.

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2006-Sep-28, 11:31 AM
The more stars we see forming, the more we'll understand the details of star formation (see the story today about the formation of giant stars).