Pan over S 106

This video pans over star-forming region Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the centre of the image, and is responsible for the the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is coloured blue in this image.


NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Release date:15 December 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1118
Duration:30 s

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