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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus

    11/05/2015 5:10:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | October 05, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This striking close-up spans about two full moons on the sky or just over 15 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 1333. It shows details of the dusty region along with hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 1333 Stardust

    03/07/2014 8:44:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | March 06, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This striking close-up view spans about two full moons on the sky or just over 15 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 1333. It shows details of the dusty region along with hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds...