The RCW120 nebula

Colour-composite image of RCW120 as seen by the ATLASGAL survey. RCW 120 is a region where an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps that are the birthplaces of new stars.

In this image, the ATLASGAL submillimetre-wavelength data are shown in red, overlaid on a view of the region in infrared light, from the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) in green and blue.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/APEX & MSX/IPAC/NASA

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso0924g
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:1. júlí 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0924
Stærð:600 x 600 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:RCW120
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Fjarlægð:4500 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt Other
Innrautt Other
Millímetri
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA

 

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