Disk of M82

Disk of M82

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News release ID: STScI-2006-14
Release Date: Apr 24, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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A portion of M82's bluish disk, largely composed of young, hot stars. Numerous bright blue-white star-forming clumps and wisps of darker, cooler dust and gas appear superimposed on the disk.

Active Galaxies/Quasars, Galaxies, Irregular Galaxies, Observations


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