Stellar fireworks are ablaze in galaxy NGC 4449

Hundreds of thousands of vibrant blue and red stars are visible in this new image of galaxy NGC 4449 taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hot bluish white clusters of massive stars are scattered throughout the galaxy, interspersed with numerous dustier reddish regions of current star formation. Massive dark clouds of gas and dust are silhouetted against the flaming starlight.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA), and The Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0711a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 July 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0711
Size:8736 x 5630 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4449
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:12 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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