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Hubble Sees Newborn Stars in Arms of a Spiral Galaxy

8 Sep 2017, 14:32 UTC
Hubble Sees Newborn Stars in Arms of a Spiral Galaxy ESA/Hubble & NASA

Like firecrackers lighting up the sky on New Year’s Eve, the majestic spiral arms of NGC 5559 are alight with new stars being born. NGC 5559 is a spiral galaxy, with spiral arms filled with gas and dust sweeping out around the bright galactic bulge. These arms are a rich environment for star formation, dotted with a festive array of colors including the newborn stars glowing blue as a result of their immensely high temperatures.

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