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Hubble Sees Violent Star Formation Episodes in Dwarf Galaxies

26/10/2012

Hubble Sees Violent Star Formation Episodes in Dwarf Galaxies

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the faint irregular galaxy NGC 3738, a starburst galaxy. The galaxy is in the midst of a violent episode of star formation, during which it is converting reservoirs of hydrogen gas located in the galaxy's center into stars. Hubble spots this gas glowing red around NGC 3738, one of the most distinctive signs of ongoing star formation.

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