NGC 3603  

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NGC 3603
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Thousands of young stars within the giant nebula NGC 3603, one of the most massive star clusters in our galaxy. Located 20,000 light-years away, NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way. Powerful ultraviolet radiation and fast winds from the bluest and hottest stars have created a bubble around the cluster. Moving into the surrounding nebula, this torrent of radiation sculpted the tall, dark stalks of dense gas a few light-years tall which act as incubators for new stars. The nebula was first discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1834.

Credit: NASA, STScI/AURA-ESA/Hubble Heritage Collaboration.


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10/10/07 1:27 AM GMT
What a story ... Amazing view that makes me regret I did not pursue the career of an astronomer ...
I could have married one at least. I was dating one when I was a student ...LOL
Fascinating story and most impressive image, dear friend !
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
10/10/07 7:48 AM GMT
Breathtaking beautiful! thanks for this and all the others!
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10/12/07 7:24 AM GMT
so beautiful, what a wonderful and neat sideral space we have! your shot is nicely done and the picture is awesome :D
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"The snow and the storms may kill the flowers, but they can do nothing against the seeds." (Khalil Gibran)
10/12/07 10:18 AM GMT
Beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing.

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish but have eternal life.
10/12/07 10:29 AM GMT
AWESOME SHOT!!..such an interesting subject...such a professional quality of the image!...definitely a WINNER!!..:)
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04/27/12 12:19 AM GMT
awesome background to have!
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funny the things that just pop up during adventures :)

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