NGC 604 in Galaxy M 33
At the heart of NGC 604 are over 200 hot stars, much more massive than our Sun (15 to 60 solar masses).
They heat the gaseous walls of the nebula making the gas fluoresce. Their light also highlights the nebula's three-dimensional shape, like a lantern in a cavern.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 August 1996, 06:00|
|Size:||850 x 600 px|
About the Object
|Name:||M 33, Messier 33, NGC 604, Triangulum Pinwheel|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||3 million light years|