NGC 253

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the core of the nearest starburst spiral galaxy, NGC 253, reveals violent star formation within a region 1, 000 light-years across. A starburst galaxy has an exceptionally high rate of star birth, first identified by its excess of infrared radiation from warm dust.

Credit:

Carnegie Institution of Washington

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9510c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 February 1995, 06:00
Size:748 x 749 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 253
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:10 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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