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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Star Forming Region NGC 3582

    06/11/2013 3:30:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | June 11, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's happening in the NGC 3582 nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming. The complex nebula resides in the star forming region called RCW 57. Visible in this image are dense knots of dark interstellar dust, bright stars that have formed in the past few million years, fields of glowing hydrogen gas ionized by these stars, and great loops of gas expelled by dying stars. A detailed study of NGC 3582, also known as NGC 3584 and NGC 3576, uncovered at least 33 massive stars in the end stages of formation, and the clear presence of the complex...