Stellar Nursery in the arms of NGC 1672

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, showing up clusters of hot young blue stars along its spiral arms, and clouds of hydrogen gas glowing in red. Delicate curtains of dust partially obscure and redden the light of the stars behind them. NGC 1672's symmetric look is emphasised by the four principal arms, edged by eye-catching dust lanes that extend out from the centre.

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NASA caption
Id:heic0706a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 April 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0706
Size:5302 x 3805 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1672
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:60 million light years

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B
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550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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