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A Pocket of Star Formation

This new view shows a stellar nursery called NGC 3324. It was taken using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory¬†in Chile. The intense ultraviolet radiation from several of NGC 3324′s hot young stars causes the gas cloud to glow with rich colours and has carved out a cavity in the surrounding gas and dust.

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http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1207/

 

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