Star-Forming Region NGC 6334

Star-Forming Region NGC 6334

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News release ID: STScI-2009-06
Release Date: Jan 28, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
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NGC 6334 is a place where stars are born. Giant clouds of gas and dust in interstellar space collapse, forming thousands of new stars. The hot, young stars emit high-energy radiation that causes the remaining gas to glow. Star-forming regions are some of the most beautiful sights in astronomy.

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Credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, and Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO