Zooming in on NGC 2623

Zooming in on NGC 2623, a collision of two galaxies, located in the constellation of Cancer (the Crab). The prominent lower tail is richly populated with bright star clusters — 100 of them have been found in these observations. These star clusters may have formed as part of a loop of stretched material associated with the northern tail, or they may have formed from debris falling back onto the nucleus. In addition to this active star-forming region, both galactic arms harbour very young stars in the early stages of their evolutionary journey.



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Release date:13 October 2009, 10:00
Related releases:heic0912
Duration:40 s

About the Object

Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting



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