Ellen Gjerdsjø

Ellen Gjerdsjø

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NGC 602 is a young, bright open cluster of stars located in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation and shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas and dust that compose the nebula known as N90, and this in turn has triggered new star formation in the ridges (or "elephant trunks") of the nebula.

NGC 602 is a bright open cluster of stars located in the SMC, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation & shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas & dust that compose the nebula known as

Our entire composition comes from the cosmic dust of exploding stars. You are literally the stuff of stars...

Human Body Ingredients via imaginaryfoundation: 'The average human has approximately 100 trillion cells and each cell is made of approximately 100 trillion atoms, each of which were originally created in the center of a star.

Deep view of the Pleiades star cluster and reflection nebulosity - Image Credit: Stanislav Volskiy -  Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

Deep view of the Pleiades star cluster and reflection nebulosity - Image Credit: Stanislav Volskiy - Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

NGC 602 is a young, bright open cluster of stars located in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation and shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas and dust that compose the nebula known as N90, and this in turn has triggered new star formation in the ridges (or "elephant trunks") of the nebula.

NGC 602 is a bright open cluster of stars located in the SMC, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation & shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas & dust that compose the nebula known as

night sky

Rosette Nebula (NASA, Spitzer, This infrared image shows the Rosette nebula, a star-forming region more than 5000 ly away in the constellation Monoceros. Lurking inside this nebula are so-called 'danger zones'. These zones surround super hot stat

Orion Nebula

Gaze up at the stars at the Coit Observatory at Boston University. The observatory is open to the public on most Wednesday nights, weather permitting! NAME A STAR