Massive starbirth region, artwork

Massive starbirth region, artwork

C019/9195 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DAVID A. HARDY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Massive starbirth region, artwork. Stars forming from a collapsing cloud of hydrogen gas and dust, with filaments spiralling into the core region. This depiction is based on a study of the protostar MM1 at the heart of the dark cloud SDC335.579-0.292. Research from 2013 identified this as the largest starbirth event yet observed in the Milky Way. It is 10,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Norma. It contains enough material to form stars with the mass of 5500 Suns. The accretion at the centre had a mass of 545 Suns. It is thought that the region will eventually form a large open star cluster.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2013, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, collapsing, condensing, dust cloud, galactic, hydrogen gas, illustration, large, largest, mm1, molecular cloud, nebula, norma, protostar, sdc335, sdc335.579-0.292, space, star, starbirth, starbirth region, stars, stellar, stellar evolution, stellar nursery, universe

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.