Starburst Galaxy M82

Starburst Galaxy M82

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News release ID: STScI-2006-14
Release Date: Apr 24, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Plumes of glowing hydrogen blast from the central nucleus of this energetic galaxy. Stars are being born in the galaxy's center 10 times faster than in our own Milky Way.

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Tags
Active Galaxies/Quasars, Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Irregular Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);

Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI), and P. Puxley (National Science Foundation)