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News Release 340 of 1051

January 28, 2009 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-06

Hubble's Next Discovery, You Decide


Image: Star-Forming Region NGC 6334

Star-Forming Region NGC 6334

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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.

Object Name: NGC 6334

Image Type: Astronomical

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


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide' Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide'PRC2009-06b Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Image Type: Astronomical Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289 Image Type: Astronomical Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289 Interacting Galaxies Arp 274 Image Type: Astronomical Interacting Galaxies Arp 274

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