Hubble Space Telescope sees spiral of star formation

NASA’s venerable area telescope has noticed stars and fuel spiraling in the direction of the guts of an enormous, curiously formed stellar nursery within the close by Small Magellanic Cloud.

Astronomers suppose that the outer arm of this spiral of stars and fuel might be offering a river-like circulation of fuel that’s fueling star formation within the stellar nursery, known as NGC 346, seen within the newly launched picture captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery may present essential clues of how stars have been born when the 13.8 billion-year-old galaxy was just some billion years previous and was present process a stellar “baby boom” of intense star formation.

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