Pan Across M82 (Full-field to Details: Reverse)

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Duration: 35 seconds

Stars are crammed into tiny but massive star clusters that congregate by the dozens to form super star clusters in the core of M82. Panning across the elliptical center, bright patches of star clumps, dust lanes and individual star clusters are resolved in these sharp Hubble images. Travel down fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of the central nucleus to complete the journey.

Active Galaxies/Quasars, Galaxies, Irregular Galaxies, Scientific Visualizations, SD Video


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: April 24, 2006

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