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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.' Here it is by mass: http:/

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

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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

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“ This is a deep image of the Sword of Orion - the three stars that make up the weapon hanging off the belt of this famous celestial hunter. The image showcases the amazing mix of physical and optical.

Thor’s Helmet Nebula imaged on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary by European Southern Observatory, via Flickr

Thor's Helmet: this object, also known as NGC lies in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15 000 light-years away from Earth and is over 30 light-years across.