Pan of NGC 346

Astronomers have been bemused to find young stars spiralling into the centre of a massive cluster of stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The outer arm of the spiral in this huge, oddly shaped stellar nursery — called NGC 346 — may be feeding star formation in a river-like motion of gas and stars.


NASA, ESA, N. Bartmann
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Release date:8 September 2022, 16:00
Related releases:heic2211
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Name:NGC 346

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