APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

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APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:05 am

Image NGC 602 and Beyond

Explanation: Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is featured in this stunning Hubble image of the region, augmented by images in the X-ray by Chandra, and in the infrared by Spitzer. Fantastic ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression of star formation moving away from the cluster's center. At the estimated distance of the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Picture spans about 200 light-years, but a tantalizing assortment of background galaxies are also visible in this sharp multi-colored view. The background galaxies are hundreds of millions of light-years or more beyond NGC 602.

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by Ann » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:02 am



















JAWS!!! :o

Seriously though, the best thing about the Hubble/Chandra/Spitzer image of NGC 602 is how it shows the nature of massive cluster formation. A couple of whopper stars are formed, along with a multitude of small stars. I have rarely seen that as clearly demonstrated as in this NASA image.

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by heehaw » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:39 am

It is so magnificent that it should have an APOD sound-track of glorious music accompanying it!

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by Whiskybreath » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:57 am

...and a new desktop appears on my computer screen.

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by Tilt » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:12 am

It reminds me of the Hubble 25th Anniversary Image of Westerlund 2 — serious eye candy.

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by mbickley5 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Amazingly beautiful! Enlarge the image and it's loaded with galaxies too, particularly the lower right hand corner, also a really nice face on spiral at the 8 o'clock position. Mike

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:39 am

"The Jaws of Creation"?

Wonderful image...love the distant galaxies...Through a distant galaxy....

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by BillBixby » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:48 am

Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:02 am


So often I wish there were a "LIKE" button. This one would get a like from me.

















JAWS!!! :o

Seriously though, the best thing about the Hubble/Chandra/Spitzer image of NGC 602 is how it shows the nature of massive cluster formation. A couple of whopper stars are formed, along with a multitude of small stars. I have rarely seen that as clearly demonstrated as in this NASA image.

Ann

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Re: APOD: NGC 602 and Beyond (2018 Mar 24)

Post by MarkBour » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:52 am

Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:02 am
JAWS!!! :o

Seriously though, the best thing about the Hubble/Chandra/Spitzer image of NGC 602 is how it shows the nature of massive cluster formation. A couple of whopper stars are formed, along with a multitude of small stars. I have rarely seen that as clearly demonstrated as in this NASA image.
Ann
Also, I am reminded of Peter Sinfield's
"Still - the Big Friend",
for there is the face of a child within the jaws.
Even more clearly in your smaller rendering.
The face is in profile, facing to the right.
<== right eye

<== nose

<== mouth
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