A Cauldron of Star Birth in the Center of a Young Galaxy

This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks deep inside the core of a developing galaxy in the young Universe, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.

The sky is depicted as ablaze with the glow from nebulae, fledgling star clusters, and stars exploding as supernovae.

The rapidly forming core may eventually become the heart of a mammoth galaxy similar to one of the giant elliptical galaxies seen today.


NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and G. Bacon (Space Telescope Science Institute)

About the Image

Release date:27 August 2014, 19:00
Related releases:heic1418
Size:3000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core

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