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Picture Album: Nebula NGC 3603 Shows Life Cycle of Stars

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Nebula NGC 3603 Shows Life Cycle of Stars
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This picture of the nebula NGC 3603 shows globules of gas and dust; giant, gaseous pillars; young stars surrounded by debris disks; aging, massive stars; and a blue supergiant star . all various stages in star life.

Credit: Wolfgang Brandner (JPL/IPAC), Eva K. Grebel (Univ. Washington), You-Hua Chu (Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and NASA

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